NetBSD Problem Report #47423

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Subject: graphviz does not list fontconfig as a dependancy
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>Number:         47423
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       graphviz does not list fontconfig as a dependancy
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    sno
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jan 09 05:20:00 +0000 2013
>Last-Modified:  Tue Jan 15 20:25:02 +0000 2013
>Originator:     George Georgalis
>Release:        pkgin for NetBSD-6.0 i386 (using SQLite 3.7.10)
NetBSD atom.wsnat 6.0 NetBSD 6.0 (GENERIC) i386

While trying to resolve rendering issues with graphviz, fonts are bitmap vs TrueType, it was discovered that fonts/fontconfig is not registered as a dependency.

pkgin in graphviz 

cat > <<EOF
digraph  {
node [fontname=helvetica]
p -> f1
f1 -> f2

dot -v -Tpdf > simple.pdf
Installing fontconfig does not solve the problem but it is a necessary step toward a solution.



Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->sno
Responsible-Changed-When: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:30:26 +0000
Assign to maintainer.

From: George Georgalis <>
Subject: Re: pkg/47423 (graphviz does not list fontconfig as a dependancy)
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:21:37 -0800

 Further efforts on this issue are at

 That thread looks toward a fontconfig (mis) configuration... while
 that discussion is accessing Helvetica fonts, the bigger problem is no
 true type fonts at all, in graphviz.

 In the past, true type fonts just worked when graphviz was compiled from pkgsrc.

 It may have succeeded by using tex-latex-bin dependencies that are not
 properly resolved today. For example I see "The bundle is part of the
 LaTeX `required' set of packages." in the tex-psnfss package
 description, though it doesn't get picked up as a dependency of

 George Georgalis, (415) 894-2710,


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