Common gotchas upgrading from 4.0 -> 4.2

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Wed Nov 3 14:08:12 CET 2004

On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 06:34:33PM +0530, Biju Chacko wrote:
> Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> >On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 13:18 +0100, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> >
> >>- Icon theme stuff. I know of two problems that seem to happen fairly 
> >>often,
> >> missing icons when librsvg is not installed (slackware only?), and 
> >> missing
> >> icons in nautilus. Not sure if we have a solution for those.
> >
> >
> >I've been thinking of this lately, and I came up with a rather brutal
> >solution: Why not dropping SVG support unless explicitely requested (ie
> >--enable-svg=yes)
> >
> >/me hides from the flame war :)
> Doesn't the configure script handle this? Why doesn't it do the correct 
> thing if librsvg is not installed?

We depend on gtk, not librsvg. The librsvg support is dynamic so gtk looks at
run-time which image loaders are available.

The problem seem to be with gtk installations that report svg support while
not in fact having librsvg installed.


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