[rrd-users] rrdtool and SVG output - text is (almost) missing

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Thu Mar 7 11:41:10 CET 2013

Hi Martin,

Today Martin Sperl wrote:

> Any Idea how i can fix that? (preferably without having to go thru the
> time-consuming hassle of upgrading all the OS provided libraries manually...)

hmmm ... since rrdtool does not actually have a hand in generating
the svg apart from telling cairo todo so, I guess the easiest test
would be to make sure you have a recent version of cairo running

just for testing, you might want to use the build_rrdtool-1.4.7.sh
script from


to build an independant copy of rrdtool and friends

> Thanks,
>                 Martin
> P.s: adding the option --font "TITLE:120:Courier" increases the size title of
> the graph and it is a bit "easier" to identify the letters  like p and g from
> the "lower" parts (whatever they are called typographically).

Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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