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    Default Slick screenshot app: Gscrot

    Just thought I'd share a fancy screenshot utility, Gscrot:
    https://launchpad.net/gscrot

    It goes way beyond basic utils like imagemagick and the compiz-screenshot plugin. Copy to clipboard, configure output format, bounded box capturing... nice stuff.

    Why do I mention it here? Erm... because it's only packaged for DEB, and unfortunately the dependencies in this sucker aren't exactly easy for a linux beginner like me. I'm hoping some other more clever & charitable soul will take a look and give me some points for actually getting this package running on OSuse :-D

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: Slick screenshot app: Gscrot

    riddil wrote:
    > Just thought I'd share a fancy screenshot utility, Gscrot:
    > https://launchpad.net/gscrot
    >
    > It goes way beyond basic utils like imagemagick and the
    > compiz-screenshot plugin. Copy to clipboard, configure output format,
    > bounded box capturing... nice stuff.
    >
    > Why do I mention it here? Erm... because it's only packaged for DEB,
    > and unfortunately the dependencies in this sucker aren't exactly easy
    > for a linux beginner like me. I'm hoping some other more clever &
    > charitable soul will take a look and give me some points for actually
    > getting this package running on OSuse :-D


    Go into YaST, Software Management and add the perl modules. You may
    have to experiment a bit as the names may not match exactly, but usually
    it's not too hard. For instance, searching for libwww-perl turns up the
    package perl-libwww-perl, libgtk2-perl turns up as perl-Gtk2,
    libglib-perl is perl-Glib, etc.

    HTH...

    ....Kevin
    --
    Kevin Miller
    http://www.alaska.net/~atftb
    Juneau, Alaska
    Registered Linux User No: 307357, http://counter.li.org

  3. #3

    Default Re: Slick screenshot app: Gscrot

    Thanks for the tips, Kevin. Actually I've already given it a shot. Doing it the way you recommend normally has worked for me in the past. But this one seems extra-special convoluted.

    I sorted out 90% of the dependencies. But when trying to get Gscrot running I still found some modules weren't found. I eventually resorted to searching around on rpm.pbone.net to try to find which RPM packages had the modules I was searching for. I ended up adding some fairly remote repositories, including an opensuse 10.3 repo, even though I'm running 11.1 RC-1. I pulled a few Mandrake RPMs to get some modules I couldn't find... still bust.

    This one has me shaking my screen in frustration. Sadly, I think this one is beyond me.

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