I’m using Fedora 17 with Gnome 3.4, Nouveau graphics driver. If you install the latest RPM from the Synfig Studio website (synfigstudio-0.63.05-20120408.master.8.x86_64.rpm) then Synfig fails to start with this error:
[user@user ~]$ synfigstudio
synfigstudio: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Thanks for the report.
I’m a little smothered lately with the Cairo development so I hope I can find some time to download, install and test the problem in Fedora 17 on a virtual machine.
Also I’ll try to build rpm packages from Fedora 17 itself to see if that fixes the issue (or shows what’s the building script assuming when it fails running).
I’ve done clean install of Fedora 17, twice, installed the RPM and it simply doesn’t work. The version of Synfig Studio in the Fedora repo makes GNOME blow up so badly that there is no way I would install that again as I’d have to re-install Fedora immediately.
BTW: This is a real install, not a Virtual machine.