Bug 653516 - Inkscape should not require deprecated GnomeVFS
Summary: Inkscape should not require deprecated GnomeVFS
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: inkscape
Version: 14
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-15 16:27 UTC by Nicola Soranzo
Modified: 2012-08-16 22:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 22:05:15 UTC
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Description Nicola Soranzo 2010-11-15 16:27:47 UTC
Description of problem:
GnomeVFS has been deprecated for 3 years. Inkscape still requires gnome-vfs2. Moreover, this is required for HAL removal:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qR inkscape | grep vfs
Actual results:
libgnomevfs-2.so.0 is required by inkscape

Additional info:
To drop the dependency, I suppose it should be sufficient to remove 2 lines from the .spec files:

34 BuildRequires:  gnome-vfs2-devel >= 2.0
163         --with-gnome-vfs        \

Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2011-02-04 16:27:16 UTC

Comment 2 Lubomir Rintel 2011-02-04 16:31:55 UTC
Sorry for the delay.

I'm not sure if this is a wise thing to do -- wouldn't we loose functionality here if Inkscape was not carried over to gvfs? Or is there no porting needed?

Comment 3 Lubomir Rintel 2011-02-04 16:38:31 UTC
Removed and rebuild triggered, so I don't delay this any more.
I'd still like the above question to be answered.


Comment 4 Nicola Soranzo 2011-02-07 14:27:03 UTC
Hi Lubomir,
unfortunately you are right, after disabling GNOME-VFS support it is no longer possible to open remote files. It looks like that Inkscape was not ported to GVFS.
I can open a bug report at Inkscape's Launchpad and link it here for reference, while leaving this bug report open.
In the meanwhile probably it's better to re-enable the GNOME-VFS support.
What do you think?

Comment 5 Lubomir Rintel 2011-02-07 15:00:21 UTC
Well, let us see what the users think -- keeping this open for a while and see if anyone complains for rawhide.

Comment 6 Nicola Soranzo 2011-02-08 15:29:39 UTC
Ok, in the meantime I have asked upstream to port from GnomeVFS to GIO, see the linked Launchpad bug.

Comment 7 Máirín Duffy 2011-02-08 16:04:15 UTC
Would this affect the open clipart import functionality? Or are those downloaded to /tmp by some other means and opened locally from /tmp?

Comment 8 Nicola Soranzo 2011-02-08 16:25:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Would this affect the open clipart import functionality? Or are those
> downloaded to /tmp by some other means and opened locally from /tmp?

"Import from Open Clip Art Library" disappeared from File menu in my inkscape build without GnomeVFS, so this functionality seems to be affected.

Comment 9 Máirín Duffy 2011-02-08 21:41:50 UTC
@Nicola in the words of Darth Vader, "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" :(

Comment 10 Lubomir Rintel 2011-02-09 07:55:42 UTC
Máirín: http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

gnome-vfs enabled back; I'll take a look at what needs to be done to carry it over to gvfs.

Comment 11 Máirín Duffy 2011-02-10 19:42:17 UTC
Phew thank you!!! You're the best!

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