View Full Version : [ubuntu] Inkscape 'Pattern along Path' breaks

Jay Colfer
July 11th, 2010, 12:43 AM
I am using Ubuntu 10.04, and:

Installed: 0.47.0-2ubuntu2
Candidate: 0.47.0-2ubuntu2
Version table:
*** 0.47.0-2ubuntu2 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


My problem: When trying to generate text along a curve via:

1. Select path of curve
2. Select path of text
3. Extensions > Generate from Path > Pattern along Path

And attempting to preview or apply with any or no settings at all, Inkscape informs me that:

Inkscape has received additional data from the script executed. The script did not return an error, but this may indicate the results will not be as expected.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/pathalongpath.py", line 278, in <module>
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/inkex.py", line 207, in affect
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/pathalongpath.py", line 268, in effect
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/pathalongpath.py", line 166, in applyDiffeo
File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/pathalongpath.py", line 150, in lengthtotime
l=l % sum(self.lengths)
ZeroDivisionError: float modulo

And then nothing happens.

I tried running Inkscape-0.47-3 under WINE and it crashed when attempting the operation with the same .SVG file.

I filed a bug, but if there's a workaround I haven't figured out, that'd be great as I'm kind of in the middle of a project here :\