[Slackbuilds-users] SlackBuild for dvisvgm

Igor Drozdovsky igor29768 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 16:25:44 UTC 2015


I have a few comments on the Slack Build files for the
dvisvgm (DVI to SVG converter), as a standalone package in graphics/:

   - dvisvgm.info points to a broken download link of its source.
   In fact, this old release is at
   Besides, the  current version 1.11 <http://dvisvgm.bplaced.net/Downloads>
   is available at

   which appears to build and run well.
   - doinst.sh of the package requests to run a non-existent gconf config
   source "blah.schemas".
   - dvisvgm.SlackBuild attempts to make symbolic links outside of the
   installation package

>    ln -s /usr/share/texmf/include/kpathsea /usr/include/kpathsea
>    ln -s /usr/share/texmf/lib/libkpathsea.a
>    /usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/libkpathsea.a
>    ln -s /usr/share/texmf/lib/libkpathsea.la /usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/
>    libkpathsea.la

I am aware that  dvisvgm is also a part of texlive-20140525, but that
version 1.6 is also rather old.
Here is, for example, my revised version of the dvisvgm Slackware build
files: https://github.com/igorek7/SlackBuilds/tree/master/dvisvgm

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