Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1002262
Generating thumbnails doesn't work out of the box
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:57:57 EST
Description of problem:
Can't get thumbnails as should be possible in Custom Actions menu
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mirage
2. File, Open Image, select some
3. Edit, Custom Actions, Create Thumbnail
Get error message:
"Unable to launch "convert /home/jones/mt/palisades/01-20130828140258-01.jpg -thumbnail 150x150 /home/jones/mt/palisades/t_01-20130828140258-01.jpg". Please specify a valid command from Edit > Custom Actions."
yum list '*/convert' didn't provide any suggestions for the missing program.
convert is in ImageMagick. As ImageMagick is some large application, I don't intend to add explicit dependency (Requires) against ImageMagick.
Is installing ImageMagick work for you?
Created attachment 792434 [details]
yum install Imagemagick output with progress bars removed
Re comment 2:
Installing Imagemagick requires about 1G, as shown in the attachment. Therefore, the dependencies should be in a separate rpm, called perhaps mirage-custom-actions-dependencies-<version>.noarch.rpm , which users could install if they wish. Another of the custom dependencies requres "gimp-remote-4". I think gimp would be enough, but I didn't bother to try that.
Re comment 3:
Yes, installing Imagemagick resolved the problem.
I would suggest the examples in the package be changed upstream to require less additional resources. For example, the commands in them could be replaced with an "echo" command to show how parameters are expanded. Making the commands actually work would of course entail installing the correspondig packages.
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