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Re: RFS: pdfmerge

Philipp Gortan wrote:
> I filed an ITP bug: http://bugs.debian.org/235659
> (didn't cc to debian-devel though, wrong header section)
Which is bad, because I'm sure the package will raise the "why does
every badly written, trivial script need to be included in Debian?"
Just two things:
- picking two random pdf files, I don't see the difference between
  using the script (why does it need autotools for a trivial perl
  script?) and using
 gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=merged.pdf *.pdf -c quit
  what is the difference? If there isn't a significant difference, it
  the script is a bad way of shortening a command line.
  On a second set of documents, both barfed on the input pdf...
- The script randomly overwrites files in the CWD.
I will not comment on packaging issues.

I'm sorry, but I conclude that IMO this package is not suitable for
inclusion to Debian.


Thomas Viehmann, <http://beamnet.de/tv/>

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