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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xpdf-3.01-1
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: René Berber <rberber at prodigy dot net dot mx>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 22:38:02 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xpdf-3.01-1
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René Berber wrote:
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Dr. Volker Zell wrote:
A new version of 'xpdf' has been uploaded to a server near you.
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.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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