Bug 198079 - Graphviz broken: font error
Graphviz broken: font error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: graphviz (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jima
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-07-09 04:14 EDT by Marco
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.8-4.fc5
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Last Closed: 2006-09-15 14:08:35 EDT
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A sample DOT file to reproduce the problem (278 bytes, text/plain)
2006-07-09 04:14 EDT, Marco
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Description Marco 2006-07-09 04:14:12 EDT
Description of problem:

I've installed RPM: graphviz-2.8-3.fc5.i386

It's seem graphviz isn't able to find fonts specified via "fontname" attribute.
E.g., if you specifiy in a DOT file:
  N1 [
You get the error:

  Error: Could not find/open font : Helvetica in

Even setting env variables like DOTFONTPATH or GDFONTPATH or using other fonts
("Times Roman", "Courier", "Bitstream Vera", ...) the problem remains.

However, installing "official" RPM (i.e. RPM downloaded from graphviz site):
  graphviz.i386 0:2.8-1.fc5
  graphviz-cairo.i386 0:2.8-1.fc5
all works.

So I think graphviz FC5-Extras version has a problem
Another related problem is every time I "yum-update", yum says to me I should
update graphviz with the FC5-Extras version since it's version number is higher
(2.8-3) than the official one (2.8-1).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

You need the graphviz FC5-Extras RPM installed. Then you have to create a DOT
file like the one attached to this report. Finally, you execute the DOT command
to generate, for instance, a PNG image.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a DOT file named "myfile.dot" and set the "fontname" node attribute to
"Helvetica" (alternatively, you can use attached file).
2. Execute this command: dot -Tpng myfile.dot >myfile.png
3. You can try to download the "official" (stable) RPM for comparing the behaviour
Actual results:

After executing the DOT command you get the following error:

  Error: Could not find/open font : Helvetica in

The PNG image is generated, but with a different font (probably the default one).

Expected results:

No error reported by DOT command and all text in the generated image file with
the right font face.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Marco 2006-07-09 04:14:13 EDT
Created attachment 132122 [details]
A sample DOT file to reproduce the problem
Comment 2 Alex Lancaster 2006-09-15 13:52:03 EDT
Latest upgrade graphviz-2.8-4.fc5 (just appeared in repositories) appears to fix
this.  I can't duplicate this error with the new package.
Comment 3 Jima 2006-09-15 14:01:38 EDT
I admit, I'm going to be rather amused if I _accidentally_ fixed this bug.
Comment 4 Alex Lancaster 2006-09-15 14:04:39 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> I admit, I'm going to be rather amused if I _accidentally_ fixed this bug.

I suspect it was a side-effect (rather like the missing /usr/bin/lefty) of
fixing the package's broken spec file.

Try and reproduce it yourself, you shouldn't be able to...
Comment 5 Jima 2006-09-15 14:08:35 EDT
As I don't have any data to pump into graphviz (and wouldn't know it if the
results looked correct), I'll take your word for it.  You know the app better
than I.

Taking ownership of bug and closing it out.  Thanks again, Alex.
Comment 6 Alex Lancaster 2006-09-15 14:12:34 EDT
There is an attachment below that you simply save and pump into dot using the
command line mentioned in comment #0, but only if you're curious. ;)

(By the way, shouldn't we move Oliver to the Cc field, just in case, since the
package isn't officially orphaned?  I've seen other maintainers do that.)

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