Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 4 days ago

#55997 assigned defect

inkscape @0.92.2_2+x11: Nothing to do

Reported by: jwflutterby Owned by: dbevans (David B. Evans)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.4.2
Keywords: Cc:
Port: inkscape


Completely new to MacPorts I'm trying to run Inkscape. I followed the instructions from (new install of Xcode 9.2 from Apple Dev site, install of Command_Line_Tools_macOS_10.13_for_Xcode_9.2, install of MacPorts-2.4.2-10.13-HighSierra.pkg) and everything looked like it went ok. Followed the Inkscape instructions and entered sudo port install inkscape at the Terminal prompt and everything looked like it went ok. Try typing inkscape at the Terminal prompt and get 'Nothing to do'... It is installed because I can type port installed inkscape and port location inkscape and get results back, just not sure what else I need to do to actually run the silly program... Mac OS 10.13.1...

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by jwflutterby

Cc: jwflutterby added

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by jwflutterby

Forgot to CC maintainer, not sure how to update that after the fact, sorry!!

devans@… dbevans

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: jwflutterby removed
Owner: set to dbevans
Status: newassigned
Summary: inkscape @0.92.2_2+x11inkscape @0.92.2_2+x11: Nothing to do


Typing inkscape at the terminal should be all you need to do to launch X11 and then inkscape.

Check the other open inkscape tickets, such as #52632; maybe they are relevant.

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by jwflutterby

I reviewed that ticket before opening mine. It isn't crashing, it is simply responding with "nothing to do" when I type inkscape at the terminal prompt. One person mentioned the same issue in that ticket but I didn't see a resolution, others that were experiencing crashes due to language settings had a resolution but nothing about this issue...

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

What are your LANG and LC_ALL environment variables set to? Try the suggestions at comment:ticket:52632:13.

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by pmetzger (Perry E. Metzger)

jwflutterby: other people are having this problem. It would be very helpful if you could respond so we could try to figure out what is going on and fix the problem.

comment:7 Changed 4 days ago by Enneco-Gotzon

Same issue here.

Up to date macOS & MacPorts Base.

Fresh MacPorts installation: Just only inkscape & aspell-dict-en are the only requested installed ports.

Thank you.

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