Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506475
numpy is needed for some Inkscape functionality
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:05:56 EDT
Description of problem: The numpy Python module is required for some Inkscape functionality, like extensions (render 3D Polyhedron, possibly some others).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.47 prerelease
Steps to Reproduce:
1. in Inkscape go to Extensions -> Render -? 3D Polyhedron
2. click Live PReview or press the Apply button
Actual results: An error dialog with the following text
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/polyhedron_3d.py", line 58, in <module>
inkex.errormsg(_("Failed to import the numpy module. This module is required by this extension. Please install them and try again. On a Debian-like system this can be done with the command, sudo apt-get install python-numpy."))
NameError: name '_' is not defined
Expected results: I am not sure what is the best way to follow here, but the dialog is ugly and uninformative (it talks about Debian):
- change the text from "sudo apt-get install..." so something more Fedora friendly like "pkcon install numpy" will still be ugly but more informative;
- making numpy a dependency the error will go away, but the install size will increase, lowering the chances Inkscape will ever get on some media (insanity: numpy will bring additional stuff, including libgfortran!);
- diasable in the menu hte extension which can't be used due to missing modules is probably a hard patch.
A work-around for the problem was added in package targeted for F-12:
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