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