Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1247182
RFE: enable the use of LaTeX within inkscape
Last modified: 2015-08-04 11:44:15 EDT
Description of problem:
For sometime now, Inkscape has had the built in ability to embed latex input into svg documents. This functionality is available from the Extensions->Render->LaTeX menu item. However, this item is only visible if pstoedit is detected on the system, and the functionality is only present if the correct texlive dependencies are installed. However, for a user, finding the right incantation of packages to install to get this working is ridiculously difficult - none of the packages are currently dependencies of inkscape. This functionality comes from the file:
Since we probably don't want to bloat the dependencies of the main inkscape package, what I propose is adding a sub-package to inkscape called inkscape-latex which pulls in the required deps to get this working. I am actually still trying to get this functionality working on my F22 system, but so far I know that the requirements include:
Alternatively, this might be a good use of the new soft dependencies in rpm for F24 and later, rather than a sub-package.
Created attachment 1056671 [details]
Patch specfile to add -latex subpackage
This is what adding a sub-package would end up looking like.
Created attachment 1056681 [details]
Patch to add wek deps for Latex functionality
This is what it would look like using weak deps.
I think I like the weak deps version. Have you finalized the list of deps?
As far as I can tell, the list in the patch is correct.
ps. I've applied to co-maintain the inkscape package - if you're happy for me to do so, could you approve that. Thanks.
Done, go ahead and commit, use your powers only for good, etc, etc. :) And thank you!
Great thanks, applied to rawhide and f23 and builds pushed.