inkscape should recommend rather than suggest libgnomevfs2-extra

Bug #496223 reported by Georg Sauthoff on 2009-12-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
inkscape (Debian)
Fix Released
inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: inkscape


using Ubuntu Karmic, the 'File -> Import From Open Clipart Library, Search' feature fails with:

Failed to receive the Open Clip Art Library RSS feed. Verify if the server name is correct in Configuration->Import/Export (e.g.:

Under 'File -> Inkscape Preferences, Import/Export' there is this server configured:

Looks like a regression from the fixed Bug #210336. Somebody commented there this regression in Karmic, too.

Didn't know, if I should reopen this bug, or open a new one (since the old one is fixed, and this one has a different cause).

Best regards

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Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I've tested this in karmic with Inkscape 0.47~pre4-0ubuntu1, and everything seems fine. Which version of Inkscape are you using?

Georg Sauthoff (g-sauthoff) wrote :

I am using the same version.

Hm, I don't have gnome installed - ah, this gives me an idea:

$ inkscape

(inkscape:7711): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Cannot load module `/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/' (/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

manually installing libgnomevfs2-extra fixes this problem.

Thus, the inkscape package should depend on libgnomevfs2-extra.

Btw, I noticed that the preview in the openclipart import dialog is broken for some pictures. To reproduce: Search for 'cpu' and then click on some images:

** Message: Gdk::PixbufError in SVGPreview::showImage
** Message: Gdk::PixbufError in SVGPreview::showImage
** Message: Gdk::PixbufError in SVGPreview::showImage

are printed to the console ...

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2009-12-30
tags: added: openclipart packaging
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Since this is a packaging issue, I close this bug in Inkscape project.

I can't reproduce the second issue (PixbufError) on Ubuntu 9.10, Inkscape 0.47pre4 and latest dev version.
Not sure it's related to OpenClipArt. Could you please open a separate report for this bug?

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Invalid
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Confirming that removing libgnomevfs2-extra breaks the openclipart import search function. I think "depends" is a bit too much - inkscape can still run fine without this library (except for the missing OCAL functionality). "recommends" seems more appropriate.

summary: - inkscape open clipart import fails
+ inkscape should recommend rather than suggest libgnomevfs2-extra
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Forwarded to Debian. Waiting for acknowledgment

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jose Ernesto Davila (josernestodavila)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
assignee: Jose Ernesto Davila (josernestodavila) → nobody
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Nathan Williams (nathwill)
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> waiting on bug #946715

<quote from #946715>
in inkscape, if libgnomevfs2-extra is not installed, the import from will fail.
</quote #946715>

Note: in the next major stable Inkscape 0.49, the (just recently merged) new dialog for 'Import Clip Art…' will no longer depend on libgnomevfs2-extra (uses GIO instead as backend).
Packages based on the current stable release branch lp:inkscape/0.48.x still do though (there is one more bug-fix release planned before 0.49 gets out later this year, no ETA).

See also bug #734417 and the linked blueprint there.

in that case, seems like this should be fix committed?

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
assignee: Nathan Williams (nathwill) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package inkscape -

inkscape ( precise; urgency=low

  * promote libgnomevfs2-extra to recommends (lp: #496223)
 -- Nathan Williams <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:01:01 +0100

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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