[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xpdf-3.01-1
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Dec 9 03:38:00 GMT 2005
RenÃ© Berber wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> 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
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
More information about the Cygwin