Re: intent to do a poppler transition
On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 12:12:14AM +0200, Daniel Kobras wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 10:43:43PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> > Moritz Muehlenhoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Frank Küster wrote:
> > > > It's completely inacceptable for pdftex to acquire a dependency on gtk
> > > > or qt. If using plain libpoppler turns out to be impossible, we'd
> > > Nearly 1000 packages in sid depend on glib, it's not that it's a completely
> > > obscure lib causing major problems. Please elaborate why that is "completely
> > > unacceptable".
> > TeX is a system targetted as well at server systems as at user systems.
> > We already get complaints that it requires some X libs. Therefore I
> > don't think it would server our users, at least this part of our users,
> > to add in glib and libgtk.
> It's only about glib, not gtk. glib is a rather lightweight dependency,
> compared to the size of tetex-bin and its dependency chain. I doubt
> anybody will complain.
$ apt-cache show libpoppler0c2-glib|grep gtk
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6), libcairo2 (>= 1.0.2-2), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.3.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.10.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.12.3), libpoppler0c2 (>= 0.4.2), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.0), libx11-6, libxcursor1 (>> 1.1.2), libxext6, libxfixes3, libxi6, libxinerama1, libxrandr2, libxrender1, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1), libpoppler0c2 (= 0.4.5-4.1)
The package pulls in symbols from gdk.
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