Subject: Re: graphics/xv fails to build on macppc
To: Loic Hoguin <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 03/24/2007 08:15:00
"Loic Hoguin" <> writes:

> On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 12:40:04 +0100, Matthias Scheler
> <> wrote:
>> I would recomment not to use this unmaintained and insecure program.
> Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip.
> Shouldn't it be removed if that's the case?

This is a difficult call.  I agree with the advice not to use the
program, but pkgsrc exists to make it easier for someone who does want
to use some program to do so.

>> "graphics/gqview" or "graphics/imagemagick" provide much better
>> alternatives.
> I don't see any "graphics/imagemagick" package. But "graphics/gqview"
> will do, although I'll probably use the gtk1 version (depends on the
> speed of the gtk2 one).

See pkgsrc/graphics/ImageMagick (note caps).

I use pkgsrc/graphics/gqview-devel to view/sort/delete images, and it
is fast on a T60 (Core Due T2300 with 2 GB ram, though), and way
better than xv on a Thinkpad 600E (367 MHz PIII with 192 MB).  After
startup, the main delay seems to be due to reading 3 MB JPGs from
disk; it does prefretch one image.

gqview-gtk1 appears ancient, and may well have problems.  I realize
that some people like to use gtk1 because it's faster, but it seems it
is no longer maintained.