Inkscape 0.48.4 compiles fine without the following of its current dependencies
These dependencies should be subjected to USE Flags as much as possible (or possibly removed alltogether?)
From memories, uniconvertor is used to wmf export. I don't know if it's used for others things.
I don't know for the rest.
Please make at least uniconvertor optional.
media-gfx/inkscape-0.48.4 is not in the tree anymore.
Does this apply to media-gfx/inkscape-0.91 and later too, or should we close the ticket?
this is still in 0.9x and needs a careful review.
*** Bug 472822 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I just checked the media-gfx/uniconvertor dependency and it's used only in share/extensions:
all by referring to
which themselves check for existence of a 'uniconvertor' or 'uniconv' executable on the current PATH or availability of a python module 'uniconvertor'. Otherwise a localized message is output to the user (as I confirmed by installing inkscape w/o uniconvertor and .plt output):
You need to install the UniConvertor software.
For GNU/Linux: install the package python-uniconvertor.
For Windows: download it from
and install into your Inkscape's Python location
Thus, at least media-gfx/uniconverter does not have to be a hard dependency.
PS: I forgot to add this is for inkscape-0.92.3, sorry.
Inkscape's unnecessary hard dependency on media-gfx/uniconvertor is now blocking the upgrade to dev-python/pillow-7.0.0, which no longer supports Python 2.7.
Please drop the hard dependency on media-gfx/uniconvertor, and let users install it themselves if they want to use the extra file formats that it enables.
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):
Author: Jonas Stein <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: 2020-03-31 01:10:02 +0000
Commit: Jonas Stein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: 2020-03-31 01:11:18 +0000
media-gfx/inkscape: make uniconvertor optional
media-gfx/uniconvertor supports only Python 2.
The dependency on uniconvertor is now optional to support the transition
to Python 3.
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.96, Repoman-2.3.22
Signed-off-by: Jonas Stein <email@example.com>
media-gfx/inkscape/inkscape-0.92.4-r3.ebuild | 165 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
media-gfx/inkscape/metadata.xml | 11 +-
2 files changed, 171 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
I think everything has been sorted now.