Bernd Ernesti <netbsd%lists.veego.de@localhost> writes: > [redirecting to pkgsrc-users] > > 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add a message that this is obsolete.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. Agreed. DESCR should given enough information for someone to decide if they want to install the package. But "obsolete" seems too strong; I think the reality is that the gnome world has gone to poppler and gtk-based viewers, and therefore pkgsrc ends up needing to have those installed on most systems, and it's a pain to try to have xpdf installed because the poppler people hijacked program names. > 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. I'll second this. poppler-util conflicts with xpdf, but doesn't actually replace it in any reasonable way. It would perhaps be reasonable instead to drop all the utilities from xpdf, just not installing them.
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