Bug 630632 - split ghostscript libs out to a subpackage
split ghostscript libs out to a subpackage
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: FutureFeature, Reopened
Depends On: 842351
Blocks: depchain FedoraMini/Mobility
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Reported: 2010-09-06 09:06 EDT by Peter Robinson
Modified: 2012-09-18 12:02 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ghostscript-9.00-12.fc15
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Last Closed: 2012-09-18 12:02:37 EDT
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Description Peter Robinson 2010-09-06 09:06:17 EDT
evince pulls in all of ghostscript by the use of libspectre which uses libgs.so

Would it be possible to split libgs out into a ghostscript-libs sub package? I'm not sure how much of the 20 Mb of other files in the main ghostscript package are needed by libgs.so but there are a lot of utilities etc that won't be.

This would be very useful for mobile devices with small amounts of storage available such as the XO-1 and various tablet/mid arm related devices that are now available.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2011-01-28 10:49:26 EST
I think that the majority of the package will be needed by libso.so.  As you said, not the utilities in /usr/bin... but they come to 33kb.

The bigger win would be to find a way to share data with poppler-data.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2011-01-28 12:21:25 EST
Try ghostscript-9.00-12.fc15, which requires poppler-data and adds its directories to the resource search path.  If poppler-data is already pulled in by something else, this should save about 11Mb.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2012-09-15 17:37:10 EDT
In fixing bug #842351 , the test case provided there fails as ghostscript (still) seems not to use /usr/share/poppler/cMap , re-opening.

Not sure if it ever worked, or of the problem I'm seeing is some sort of regression in ghostscript-9.05-4.fc17
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2012-09-18 12:02:37 EDT
Tim and I discussed this on irc, and agreed poppler-data will provide symlinks to ghostscript somehow.  I'll go ahead reclose this, and track moving forward in bug #842351

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