Bug#27995: invalid CONVERT_PATH in gdk-imlib1
From: Shaleh <email@example.com>
> I dropped the imagemagick dependency before I gave this library to Brian
> Almeida. If you install the library correctly it will only try to find
> configure when you load an invalid image format. Seeing as the lib does not
> depend on imagemagick anymore, the missing support could be termed a feature.
In my opinion the ImLib packages depend from ImageMagick.
The flexibility of ImLib in loading many file formats depends from
other tools like ImageMagick.
If I want to load an image in a format ImLib can't handle natively it
tries various fallback methods. The first one is to try convert.
The success of using convert depends from the correctly set
CONVERT_PATH variable at compile time. This variable isn't set correctly
in the Debian package and so ImLib fails whether or not ImageMagick
is installed or not. This is surely a bug, because I havn't any
chance to use all features of ImLib.
I think the ImLib packages have to depend from ImageMagick.
It's a matter to discuss how to handle the dependencies from
for instance NetPbm which is a part of non-free. I think that
the non-free parts of the ImLib package should depend from this too.