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installing extensions in InkscapePortable / Windows XP

Postby woesten » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:20 am

I googled this for awhile and UTFSE here, and I might delete this thread if I find the answer...

I'm trying to add an extension module written in python and the resources keep telling me (regardless of the specific extension) to add it to the /share/extensions/ folder.. but I cant find this or any folder with the word "extension" in it. I pasted it into one folder (ill look which in a minute) and the extension is now listed in the menu, but after the initial screen that comes up, when you run the operation, it comes up with the following error message--

"raceback (most recent call last):

File "", line 19, in <module>

import PyEmb

ImportError: No module named PyEmb

This is the extension I'm trying to use--

It mentions having related stuff installed, shapely (and python 2.7), which I do have in place..


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Re: installing extensions in InkscapePortable / Windows XP

Postby microUgly » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:24 am

Off topic:
Don't delete your topic, answer for the next person who has the same question.

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Re: installing extensions in InkscapePortable / Windows XP

Postby ragstian » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:45 am


Some more info would be nice.
Whats your operating system?
Which version of Inkscape?
Where are Inkscape installed?

There are two different places to install extensions, they can be installed under;
    a, InstallDir/Inkscape/Share/Extensions
    b, UserDir/Appsdata/Inkscape/Share/Extensions
where the installdir normally is c:/Program Files(86)/Inkscape on windows
and UserDir normally resides under c:/username/Appdata/Roaming/Inkscape (Win7)

I like to install the extensions in the user directory. On my Win7 system the user directory is ; C:/Users/Ragnar/AppData/Roaming/inkscape/extensions

If you are using any of the developer versions of Inkscape you can see where Inkscape expects to find the extensions by opening the preferences (Shift-CTRL-P) and look under system.
Preferences in developers version.
(Click Image for Larger Version.)
Unfortunately in the "official release" - 0.48.4 the extension folders are not listed under preferences.
(Some of the paths are listed under misc)

Make sure you copy the extension to the correct folder.

When Inkscape starts it is loading the extensions INX files - if it finds any errors - like missing dependencies (missing parts of the extension or missing executables) it will log those errors to a logfile called "Extension-errors.log" - On my system this file resides under "C:/Users/Ragnar/Appdata/Roaming/Inkscape/"
Have a look at this file for any clues as well.

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