[tony.arnold: ImageMagick packaging problem]

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Fri Dec 26 18:52:00 GMT 2003

[Moving discussion to cygwin-apps]

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> A head's up for Harold.


> Btw, since this package relies on XFree86, shouldn't it live in the
> XFree86 directory.

Err... well, it depends on X mostly like the emacs X package does... it 
links against it and one or two of the command-line apps uses it (mostly 
to display images), but the majority of the command-line apps don't 
actually display anything in X at all.  So yes, it does rely on it, but 
it doesn't need a working X Server to be useful.  I think its really a 
judgement call with this package as to where to put it; I put it where I 
did... if anyone feels strongly about changing that, feel free to do so, 
it will not upset me.

> ----- Forwarded message from Tony Arnold <tony.arnold> -----
> From: Tony Arnold
> Subject: ImageMagick packaging problem
> Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 16:29:10 +0000
> I just downloaded and installed teh ImageMagick package. It installed 
> fine, but when I tried to rung one of the command line tools such as 
> identify or convert, it complained it could not find the configuration 
> files in /usr/lib/ImageMagick.5.5.7 and on checking this directory does 
> not exist. The readme for this package indicates this directiry tree 
> should be included included in this package.
> I eventually discovered the libMagick-devel package which does include 
> the above directory path.
> It seems to me that the pathe for the config files should either be 
> included in the main package or the devel package should be a dependency 
> of the main packge.

Yes, it had been mentioned before that these were configuration files 
that were needed at run-time by the libraries and that their location 
had been changed.  However, we never fully answered our own questions 
about what to do here, so the result was that they were never moved.  We 
then started looking at using the GraphicsMagick package as a 
replacement for ImageMagick, which diverted attention from this.

I have moved the files to the libMagick6 package from the 
libMagick-devel package.  This solves the problem in the short term; the 
long term problem of how to handle the fact that this is a versioned 
directory remains open.

I will post a new version of the ImageMagick packages shortly.


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