Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187381
RFE: Build evince with --enable-dvi and --enable-djvu
Last modified: 2008-02-01 14:43:21 EST
It really adds to the charm of evince that it is sort of a universal document
viewer. While both DVI and DJVU are not as common as PDF and PS, the support for
them in evince is quite good and does not carry much overweight, so it would be
very, very nice if the FC build included support for them---oh, btw, did I
mention that I spend my days typing LaTeX?
(This does add two dependencies... Maybe upstream would consider turning evince
into a modular thingie, so that formats can be added as plugins. That way the
xdvi package and extras's dvjulibre could drop in corresponding plugins into a
*** Bug 173514 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fedora 8 is out of the door without DVI support in Evince. Most other distros
have DVI support enabled in Evince. This bug, and related other requests for DVI
support have recieved no response from the maintainer, despite being filed as
far back as FC5. Please turn on dvi support in Evince.
This will add some extra dependencies to evince, and from my quick testing, at
least the djvu backend does not handle zooming correctly, but in principle, I
think it is a good idea to enable these backends. I'll talk to Kristian about it.
Moreover, if we want to impress people around universities need to use xdvi in
Gnome makes kind of "yuck" user experience. I have no idea about djvu.
I have asked for splitting djvulibre-libs off the main package here:
So, I tried to build with --enable-dvi and --enable-djvu, but the build fails on
x86_64 with some linker error:
libkpathsea.a(tex-file.o): relocation R_X86_64_32S against `kpse_format_info'
can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
So this will have to wait until the switchover to texlive happens, which will ship
a shared kpathsea library.
(In reply to comment #6)
> So this will have to wait until the switchover to texlive happens, which will
> a shared kpathsea library.
Now texlive is in rawhide, so can you try again?
If I'm not mistaken evince as currently in rawhide has dvi and djvu enabled, so
this should be closed I think.
Cool. And the latest evince (I don't know if rawhide is that recent) does
implement plugins, too.
Yeah, there are evince-dvi and evince-djvu subpackages now, which isolate the
main evince package from troublesome dependencies.