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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xpdf-3.01-1

René Berber wrote:
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Dr. Volker Zell wrote:


A new version of 'xpdf' has been uploaded to a server near you.

DESCRIPTION: ============ An open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.


Why is xpdf installed in /usr/bin?  It looks like a X11 only application,
shouldn't it be installed under /usr/X11R6/bin?

I looked into the Cygwin/X FAQ and there seems to be no guideline for this, but
other applications (for instance nedit) are placed in the X11R6 subtree, and
XEmacs which works with or without X is under the top subtree.

I rather have xpdf under the X11R6 subtree, unless I'm mistaken and it also
works w/o X11.

There's precedent for putting it in /usr/bin.  Check out other distros.
FC4 puts it there.  I seem to recall an old comment (not from this list)
suggesting that separating X and console binaries is deprecated.  I could
be wrong about that though.

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