Sometimes, you need to take a screenshot of a frog. BTW, wouldn’t a frog make a better logo for Gentoo? Gentoo sounds like a frog to me. Anyway, when you have to get a screenshot on Gentoo, and you’re using a barebones desktop without the Gnome beast, then maybe you’re using the scrot utility. I tried using scrot, by emerging it, and it compiled just fine. Going to use it, I found that it died on a call to the png graphics library. It turns out that the default emerge recipe for scrot does not include the png option. So, this is what I did to enable frog pic-snapping on my primitive Gentoo desktop setup:
- echo “media-libs/imlib2 png” >> /etc/portage/package.use
- emerge –ask scrot
Then, after the png lib is explicitly declared, scrot -d 5 does the trick, and produces the frog.
To be continued …