[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xpdf-3.01-1

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 9 03:38:00 GMT 2005

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.
> [snip]
> 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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