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

Peter Breitenlohner peb at mppmu.mpg.de
Tue May 5 18:07:38 CEST 2009

On Tue, 5 May 2009, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Di, 05 Mai 2009, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
>> (1) before including any of that I'd like to have an OK from Jonathan (for
>> xetex), Taco (for luatex), and Thanh (for pdftex).
> Of course. I just sent it here that those three can take a look and
> include it, or fix it, or whatever.
> Let us hope they are listening.
> I will need it anyway for Debian if it is not included now ;-)
> And other dist builder will also profit from the patch.

Hi Norbert,

what exactly means "now".

> And other dist builder will also profit from the patch.


>> (2) the patch isn't quite what I want. I assume on your system you get
>> 	pkg-config poppler --cflags => '-I/usr/include/poppler '
> yes.
>> and consequently the Makefile contains
>> 	XPDF_INCLUDES = -I/usr/include/poppler -I/usr/include/poppler/goo

Can you please verify this, such that I can adapt your patch accordingly.

> Yes, that might be. But since I wasn't sure about the actual include
> magic I did what works now.

Works for you, but not if poppler is, e.g., installed under /opt/

>> Moreover in the pdftex/luatex/xetex files I'd prefer
>> 	#include <Object.h>
>> instead of
>> 	#include "Object.h"
>> etc., but that might be an independent changeset.
> FIne with me, but I think they are there from current sources, not from
> my changes, so I didn't touch these things.

Agreed. Only looking at such things is a good opportunity for some cleanup.


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