Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143992
remove hard-coded ps/pdf app defaults (gsview)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
LyX requires 2 packages which I find not necessary: aiksaurus (works
only for english) and gsview (there's gv).
Also the official rpm
doesn't require either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install lyx
Actual Results: Performing the following to resolve dependencies:
Install: aiksaurus.i386 1:1.2.1-2
Install: gsview.i386 0:4.6-8
Expected Results: No additional dependencies.
for the rationale for including these seemingly extraneous Requires
(gsview anyway). Please comment further if you know of any way to
remove the Requires without removing functionality.
aiksaurus support is either there or it isn't. I choose to include
that functionality, despite it's apparent shortcomings for non-english
As said over, gv (which is in the base repository) can be used in
place of gsview for Postscript and PDF preview.
For aiksaurus in effect there aren't alternatives for lyx, so keep that.
And as I said, not having gsview installed removes functionality. If
you can come up with a way with not having the Requires: gsview
without removing functionality, I'd love to hear it.
Sorry, but I haven't found what functionality gsview provides that gv
hasn't: can you explain me?
It's not functionality of gsview vs gv, it's that helper apps are determined at
*build time*, and if not present at *run time* (when needed), lyx will generate
I'll look into trying to modify lyx to use the system's runtime default for
ps,pdf files instead of the current hard-coded values.
I think that's the right solution, with FC4 we'll have Evince as default,
there's KGhostview for KDE...
This LyX behaviour is a problem.
PS: Maybe there's a similar problem for HTML viewer? I have installed only
firefox (no mozilla) and have to manually put "firefox" in
Edit->Preferences->File formats->HTML->viewer to have View->HTML menu entry.
update pushed to extras (w/o hard-coded defaults)