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Issues with Captcha on Debian and Ubuntu

shortenjukebox edited this page Feb 19, 2019 · 4 revisions

Warning: If you use imagemagick on Ubuntu for other services like Mastodon this guide may break them, please use this guide instead.

There is some issue on Debian 9 and Ubuntu 18.04 and later. It appears that the clock (the captcha) has no hands but you can see them outside the clock. You need to compile imagemagick yourself with rsvg to solve this issue.
Thanks Tmiland for showing up a solution at #299

You can check if your version of imagemagick is affected with convert -list format.
It should show the following if your installed version is okay.

      SVG  SVG       rw+   Scalable Vector Graphics (RSVG 2.40.13)
     SVGZ  SVG       rw+   Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics (RSVG 2.40.13)

If this is not the case your version is not compiled with rsvg, then you get the following.

      SVG  SVG       rw+   Scalable Vector Graphics (XML 2.9.4)
     SVGZ  SVG       rw+   Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics (XML 2.9.4)

Follow the steps to fix this issue:

$ sudo apt purge imagemagick

$ cd /tmp
# check for new releases: https://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick6/releases
$ wget https://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick6/archive/6.9.10-24.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf 6.9.10-24.tar.gz
$ cd ImageMagick6-6.9.10-24
$ ./configure --with-rsvg
$ make
$ sudo make install

Set the correct path: $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/convert /usr/bin/convert
If you get an error here that this file already exists, please execute $ sudo apt autoremove

Now convert -list format reports

  SVG  rw+   Scalable Vector Graphics (RSVG 2.40.16)
 SVGZ  rw+   Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics (RSVG 2.40.16)

Restart Invidious, just to be sure $ sudo systemctl restart invidious.service

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