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Bug 52076 - Perhaps imagemagic should be included if gnome-applets selected
Perhaps imagemagic should be included if gnome-applets selected
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-20 06:53 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-20 09:57:30 EDT
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-08-20 06:53:16 EDT
Description of Problem:

This is a problem with no good solution.

Graphical install. Selected GNOME from the groups of packages you can
select. Didn't select Graphics, so I don't know whether that would have
pulled it in.

gnome-applets has a gorgeous utility called screenshooter, which takes
screenshots (duh :)). It calls convert to do the job. convert is from

You can easily select GNOME (and hence gnome-applets) and end up without
ImageMagick installed, which means that screenshooter silently fails to
do anything. 

I'm not sure whether the solution is to make gnome-applets depend on
imagemagick or not: it will annoy people who install gnome-applets but
never use screenshooter. It's quite a big package to download and 
install just to satisfy a dependency for a program you don't use..
But if they do use screenshooter, they'll need it.

Is it possible for GNOME in the initial "general categories" section
to include imagemagick? People can always uncheck it in the long list
of packages you can customise then. (If it would require an actual
dependency for this to work, I think that would be bad. This is just
if it's possible to add it to the GNOME stuff in that general section
and leave it up to people to remove it if they want to.)
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-20 09:56:59 EDT
The installer doesn't control how packages are grouped.  Changing component to
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-20 15:16:39 EDT
changed in the comps file.
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-08-20 15:24:48 EDT
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.

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