Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 301881
inkscape filters depend on numpy, but numpy is not required by the RPM
Last modified: 2009-01-07 13:09:13 EST
Description of problem:
Some inkscape effects use Numerical Python, but the inkscape RPM does not claim
to require numpy. Without numpy installed, some effects fail with an error
message. With numpy installed, the effects work properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start inkscape.
1. Select Effects > Modify Path > Perspective.
An error dialog pops up, containing a Python traceback:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/perspective.py", line 23, in <module>
from numpy import *
ImportError: No module named numpy
The Perspective effect should run.
Additionally, the Perspective effect also requires PyXML, so that should also be
listed as a requirement.
Will be in inkscape-0.45.1-4. I could not find any other missing Requires for
python modules. I was under impression that something like find-requires also
works for python modules.
Though this solves the issue for now, I'd rather prefer not adding dependencies.
I wonder if it is possible to reporte a module failure somehow more gracefully
to the user, so that he knows which package to install.
inkscape-0.45.1-4.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update inkscape'
inkscape-0.45.1-4.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.