Debian Bug report logs - #582164
rsvg-convert: please provide option to disable PS fallback image

version graph

Package: librsvg2-bin; Maintainer for librsvg2-bin is Josselin Mouette <>; Source for librsvg2-bin is src:librsvg.

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <>

Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 20:30:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version librsvg/2.26.3-1

Reply or subscribe to this bug.

Toggle useless messages

View this report as an mbox folder, status mbox, maintainer mbox

Report forwarded to, Josselin Mouette <>:
Bug#582164; Package librsvg2-bin. (Tue, 18 May 2010 20:30:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "brian m. carlson" <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Josselin Mouette <>. (Tue, 18 May 2010 20:30:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: "brian m. carlson" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: rsvg-convert: please provide option to disable PS fallback image
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 20:27:05 +0000
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: librsvg2-bin
Version: 2.26.3-1
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/rsvg-convert

When converting a simple SVG logo into PostScript, rsvg-convert always
generates a fallback image.  This turns what would be a 5968-byte file
into a 609678-byte file.  In other words, it increases the size more
than 100-fold.  I have no need for this extra data and don't really want
it at all.  Please provide an option to disable this fallback image, or
(better yet) provide an option to enable the image and disable it by

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages librsvg2-bin depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-8   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                     1.8.10-4   The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.24.1-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.20.1-1   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  librsvg2-2                    2.26.3-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.3.3-3  X11 client-side library
ii  python                        2.5.4-9    An interactive high-level object-o

librsvg2-bin recommends no packages.

librsvg2-bin suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
+1 832 623 2791 | | My opinion only
OpenPGP: RSA v4 4096b: 88AC E9B2 9196 305B A994 7552 F1BA 225C 0223 B187
[signature.asc (application/pgp-signature, inline)]

Changed Bug submitter to '"brian m. carlson" <>' from '"brian m. carlson" <>' Request was from "brian m. carlson" <> to (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:52:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Send a report that this bug log contains spam.

Debian bug tracking system administrator <>. Last modified: Sun Apr 20 23:42:27 2014; Machine Name:

Debian Bug tracking system
Copyright (C) 1999 Darren O. Benham, 1997,2003 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson.