EPS files don't import correctly

Bug #1402358 reported by Alex Hudson (QI) on 2014-12-14
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libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ dpkg -l libreoffice libreoffice-core
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii libreoffice 1:4.2.7-0ubuntu2 amd64 office productivity suite (metapackage)
ii libreoffice-core 1:4.2.7-0ubuntu2 amd64 office productivity suite -- arch-dependent files

I installed libreoffice on a bare-bones server, to run headless - just doing 'apt-get install libreoffice'. By default, the EPS image support was broken in a non-obvious way - templates with EPS files would open, but the image would be a blank/transparent frame and no error was generated.

It turned out that I needed the 'ghostscript' package as well. For whatever reason, that wasn't installed by default on the server, and installing libreoffice didn't pull it in.

I would suggest that this be a dependency of the package; while for desktop users it's probably not an issue, and therefore is a small portion of the userbase, until LO gets native EPS support this could confuse people.

madbiologist (me-again) on 2015-04-12
tags: added: trusty
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