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Re: splitting xpdf

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 07:12:29AM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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.

Please don't break the users systems!

Please use a metapackage or (better) some good Depends, Replaces, ...
Tags. Maybe ask on debian-mantor@lists.d.o

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