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

Martin Sperl rrdtool at martin.sperl.org
Thu Mar 7 12:37:09 CET 2013

On the system in question I am sitting behind an internet blocking 
firewall, so this "script" of yours is not really working/helping...

Also it would subsequently require changes to lots of components to make 
really use of this new installation.
rrdtool (including perl) is right now installed to /usr via an rpm deploy...

Updating to the latest updates of RHEL5 for 
pango/fontconfig/cairo/freetype/glib2 did not help either...

The only thing that seems possible to do is NOT using SVG output with 


On 07.03.2013 11:41, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> 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
> https://github.com/oetiker/sdbs
> to build an independant copy of rrdtool and friends
> tobi
>> 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).

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