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FS#62124 - [gimp] optdepends needs gvfs

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Adam Fontenot (amfontenot) - Sunday, 24 March 2019, 00:42 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:03 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



gvfs package isn't in optdepends. Without gvfs, trying to open an image via File > Open Location fails with an error saying the location can't be mounted. After installing gvfs, it works as expected.

Additional info:
* gimp 2.10.8-1
* gvfs 1.40.0-1

As of Gimp 2.6, providing --without-gvfs when compiling would cause Gimp to fall back on other methods for downloading files. I was unable to determine from their documentation whether this is still the case. So two potential alternatives are (1) using --without-gvfs, or (2) adding a hard dependency on gvfs to make sure this function is working for all users.
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Comment by Adam Fontenot (amfontenot) - Sunday, 13 September 2020, 19:33 GMT

This bug is still valid. I removed gvfs and that broke remote image loading. gvfs still isn't in optdepends, and that's all it would take to fix this bug... (or just add it to depends, maybe, if this is considered core functionality by GIMP).