[tex-k] libpoppler support in TeX Live source tree

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Mar 18 13:24:35 CET 2009

On Mi, 18 Mär 2009, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> I have no strong opinion about the switch itself; but I do have a  
> concern about build support and dependencies. E.g., I don't want to  
> pull in fontconfig as a dependency of poppler on all platforms, which  
> tends to happen by default.
> For distros that are building and packaging their own binaries, using  
> system poppler rather than in-tree xpdf makes a lot of sense. For  
> standalone TL binaries, I'm not sure it's worth the effort of bringing  
> poppler into the TL tree and ensuring it will configure and build  
> properly in all cases.

100% agreed!!! For standalone binaries as in TL we do NOT want that. It
is only to support all that distributions that are now based on TL and
are patching again and again.

Best wishes


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