Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468093
splitting out gd subpackage buys us nothing (but makes stuff not work)
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:37:51 EST
As noted in bug #387661, graphviz needs graphviz-gd in order to produce output in many modern graphics formats. However:
1) graphviz-gd is 39k on disk.
2) a comparison using repoquery against rawhide reveals that the graphviz-gd package has *no* dependencies that the base graphviz package doesn't already have.
So, for the price of not having png and friends, we get.... added complexity.
On quick inspection, it looks like this is because the /usr/bin/diffimg command is linked against libgd. So, one solution would be to move that to the graphviz-gd package. That seems likely to add more confusion rather than reduce it.
gd is 150k on disk and doesn't pull in very much on its own. My suggestion is to put gd back into the main package.
I see that current graphviz has a built-in cairo subsystem which should render graphviz-gd moot. But this bug basically still stands.... is /usr/bin/diffimg the only thing linked against gd? Can it be changed to use cairo?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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