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Bug#2972: MetaFONT linked against X libraries

  Alan> Package: mfbin
  Alan> Version: 6.1-4
  Alan> I installed debian 1.1 on a system not intending to run X11 so was
  Alan> quite surprised to find that METAfont was linked against the X11
  Alan> libraries (libXt, and libX11) -- this seems slightly unecessary for a
  Alan> program which is used to generate fonts for \TeX.  Is there any good
  Alan> reason for this?

Yes, as there is a mode to display characters under X11. Just try
	mf '\mode=proof;' input cmr12
and you see the X11 rendered output.

Dirk Eddelb"uttel                              http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd

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