Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56712
Png migration breaks perl-gd and gnome apps building
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Libpng migration still incomplete and breaking many things :
* the gnome rpms are still /usr/lib/libpng.so.2 based. This means they are
unfit to serve as base to compile any gnome app that uses libpng (galeon,
chbg...). Since png is the image format of choice for gnome, that's a lot
* it breaks the perl-gd rpm (tested with bugzilla charting component)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Try to compile any new png-aware gnome app and then look at any png (galeon
is a good example).
Try to generate a chart in bugzilla
Actual Results: No png display, lots of png conflicts in the console
Expected Results: Displaying/Generation of good pngs
Since that's rawhide, some breakage is expected however these problems
persist after quite a long time
The problem is especially accute for gnome, since you can't really expect
rawhide users not to rebuild their additionnal gnome packages on rawhide,
that's usually the only way to get them to work.
The applications linking to libpng have to be recompiled.
AFAIK the holdup with gnome* is that it won't compile with the current
versions of autoconf/automake.
Simply install the libpng10 compat package for now.
The problem with gnome* is that if you get galeon for example and try to
recompile it some parts of it will try to use the new libpng, others the
gnome-one resulting in an awfull mess. Same for chbg.
This bug should be closed IMHO. Too old
Yeah - bugzilla resurected old bugs and I can close them now !