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[solved] Issue with GTK-2 and SVG images
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Oct 2009, 12:21    Post_subject:  [solved] Issue with GTK-2 and SVG images  

Hi, I cannot open SVG images with few GTK-2 based applications starting from a vanilla 4.30, 2 examples:
-with gpicview-0.1.9 from the official repo, try to open a svg image, I get:
Couldn't recognize the image file format for file 'book.svg'

-If you compile gcompris-8.4.12, you get an error message "Could't find or load ... strategy.svg" on the first panel,which seems to come from this line 85 in gameutil.c:
pixmap = gdk_pixbuf_new_from_file(filename,NULL);
where it fails to load the svg images, this was also experienced by pccampbell87 on puppy 4.20 on this post:

I am starting from a vanilla 4.3, so all those libraries are installed: libcairo2, librsvg2, ... the module /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/svg_loader.so, ...

A way to solve this problem is to install a slackware 12.2 version of GTK-2 -using gslapt:
...but I would rather use a puppy officially package GTK-2 version, can
someone check that it is really a gtk-2 issue?


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Oct 2009, 06:25    Post_subject: Compilation options used for GTK-2  


where can I find compilations option used for this package:

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Oct 2009, 19:42    Post_subject:  


./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --build=i486-pc-linux-gnu --with-xinput=yes --enable-debug=minimum

SVG support is not provided by the GTK package, it is provided by 'librsvg'.

To configure librsvg:

# ln -s seamonkey-config /usr/bin/mozilla-config
# ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --build=i486-pc-linux-gnu --enable-pixbuf-loader --enable-mozilla-plugin --with-svgz

You may find that if you compile 'libcroco', an optional dependency of librsvg, that may give wider SVG support.

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Oct 2009, 00:11    Post_subject:  

Subsequent to that post Barry's posted about this to his blog, which you might be interested in www.puppylinux.com/blog
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Oct 2009, 06:05    Post_subject: Update of shared-mime-info  

Hi, thanks for your guidelines,

it seems we just have to update shared-mime-info, I tried the last version 0.70, and it solved the issue (tested with viewnor and gqview),see:

If you want to investigate further, some clues:

on gtk 2.14, gdk-pixbuf changes
* Support loading OS X icns format
* Support loading JPEG 2000 images
* Support loading and saving to GIO streams
* Use GIO for mime information


Release notes for 2.14

* gdk-pixbuf will use GIO for mime type detection if possible. For
  this to work, shared-mime-info needs to be installed and XDG_DATA_DIRS
  set accordingly at configure time. Otherwise, gdk-pixbuf falls
  back to its built-in sniffing implementation.


Loopback to BarryK sum-up:
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