Bug 506475 - numpy is needed for some Inkscape functionality
numpy is needed for some Inkscape functionality
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: inkscape (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-17 09:24 EDT by Nicu Buculei
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:05 EDT (History)
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Description Nicu Buculei 2009-06-17 09:24:55 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.
Comment 1 Lubomir Rintel 2009-11-03 14:19:59 EST
A work-around for the problem was added in package targeted for F-12:
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