FS#55597 - [cdcover] need gvv (Ghostview), but this exist no more in Archlinux

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Alois Nespor (anespor) - Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 08:20 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Sunday, 07 January 2018, 21:46 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


after install und run program show me program a windows with text "Configuration problem:/usr/bin/ggv not executable" after OK, show me program window CD-COVER configuration - click on OK show me the message"/usr/bin/ggv not executable" again and program exit.

gvv program exist in Archlinux no more (FS32728), co cdcover will works no more too.
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Closed by  Balló György (City-busz)
Sunday, 07 January 2018, 21:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Friday, 15 September 2017, 16:56 GMT
The post-install script "recommends" you either install ggv or gv, but in fact the software is designed to abort if you do not supply a working Ghostview executable. Which is hardly what I see as "recommended".

This package should either optionally depend on the gv package that still exists, or hard depend on it depending on how critical it is for cdcover to work. Maybe cdcover should also be patched to default to gv rather than ggv, but really upstream should fix their terrible, unintuitive error messages and learn how to autodetect gv as a fallback? for ggv.
Comment by Balló György (City-busz) - Sunday, 07 January 2018, 21:46 GMT