Cairo dependencies

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Sat Oct 25 03:34:15 PDT 2008


On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 23:56 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  In cairo, I see it tests for poppler and ghostscript, and it won't
> build the pdf and ps backends without them.  It did cross my mind
> that this might be the cause of my evince problem, but rebuilding
> cairo now that poppler and gs have been installed, and rebuilding
> evince, didn't help - I guess that was a red herring.

Cairo certainly doesn't require poppler to be installed in order to
build it. A quick look at the code suggests Dan is right - it seems to
be needed only for testing, presumably to verify rendering to PDF works
correctly. The same is true of Ghostscript.

Simon.
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