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|Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:30 pm Post subject: Binary and source RPM packages for Graphviz
|Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. Automatic graph drawing has many important applications in software engineering, database and web design, networking, and in visual interfaces for many other domains.
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Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.
The Graphviz layout programs take descriptions of graphs in a simple text language, and make diagrams in several useful formats such as images and SVG for web pages, Postscript for inclusion in PDF or other documents; or display in an interactive graph browser. (Graphviz also supports GXL, an XML dialect.)
Graphviz has many useful features for concrete diagrams, such as options for colors, fonts, tabular node layouts, line styles, hyperlinks, and custom shapes.
For Graphviz, I have created binary and source RPM packages for SuSE 9.0:
Use the command
to install the binary RPMs. I used the build package of SuSE to compile my own source RPMs from source, as described for example in Compiling SuSE Source Packages. Note that up to and including version 9.0, SuSE uses the usedforbuild string on a comment line of the spec file to list all needed files for a successful compilation of the package.
The packages are build for SuSE 9.0. To rebuild a package for your own version of (SuSE) Linux, use the source RPMs and the build and/or rpmbuild commands, as described in How to compile an older version for a newer system in RPM.