[Libreoffice] Building libgsf on Mac absolutely necessary ?

Hanno Meyer-Thurow h.mth at web.de
Sun Jun 5 01:50:37 PDT 2011

On Sun, 05 Jun 2011 10:22:13 +0200
Alexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,

Hi Alexander,

> My understanding is that libgsf is a Gnome i/o abstraction library used
> for reading/writing structured file formats, and it has several
> extensions, one of which is the thumbnailer which produces thumbnails in
> Nautilus with the Gnome FS, so why is it necessary on Mac ? Is it
> because it is dependent on librsvg (which is also an external lib that
> gets pulled in) for the build of LibO ?

Old versions of librsvg required libgsf for svgz files.
Newer versions default to Glib/GIO for zipped svg files.
Glib and librsvg are new enough in the LO repository.

So, it is quite strange to depend on libgsf at all but if
GIO fails to build on some architectures.

Luckily we can build against system librsvg without libgsf. :-)


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