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Re: splitting xpdf

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 08:39:10PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> xpdf -- xpdf, pdftopbm (requires xlibs, freetype, t1 etc)
> xpdf-utils -- pdftops, pdfinfo, pdfimages, pdftotext (libpaperg only)
> Second question: what's the best way to create the packages such
> that the binaries don't go missing on existing installations?
> Keep an xpdf meta-package depending on two new ones? Or
> just live with it?

If you want that, while allowing either package to be installed
independently, you'll have to rename xpdf above to xpdf-reader or some such,
and make xpdf a metapackage that depends on the other two.

I wouldn't worry too much about it, except for package dependencies.  As
long as there are no programs in Debian which Depend on xpdf that will break
unexpectedly if the utils go away, a human can resolve the situation easily.
Just mention pdftops, pdfinfo, etc. in the extended description so that they
can easily be found.

 - mdz

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