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Why is xpdf now obsolete? (Was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/print/xpdf)

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On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 01:48:52PM +1200, David Sainty wrote:
> Christos Zoulas wrote:
> >Module Name: pkgsrc
> >Committed By:        christos
> >Date:                Sun Aug 23 01:14:00 UTC 2009
> >
> >Added Files:
> >     pkgsrc/print/xpdf: MESSAGE
> >
> >Log Message:
> >add a message that this is obsolete.
> >  
> Is this better off in DESCR?  I think of MESSAGE as text that people 
> need after a package is installed, and DESCR as text of interest before 
> a package is installed.  This text seems more useful in the latter case, 
> especially given that xpdf can't be installed if poppler is already 
> installed.

Why is xpdf obsolete?
The latest version is from this year and has not all the gtk stuff which
epdfview uses. I wouldn't call epdfview a lightweight one.

The conflict between poppler-util and xpdf is only annoying.

Could we please finally fix the conflicts problem, like renaming the
pdf* programs in one of the two packages?

poppler is a xpdf fork so that is the first choice (leaving the orginal
one alone), but maybe the xpdf one could be easier to find a new name
for all the pdf* programs.


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