libpoppler patch in TeXLive in Ubuntu (was: TeXLive 2007 & ConTeXt on etch?)

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Tue May 15 13:37:22 UTC 2007

Hi Frank,

Frank Küster [2007-05-15 10:56 +0200]:
> > * It's what the Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) alpha-test packages do (well, they
> >   remove most of the lines including the libpoppler one).  
> Now that is surprising.  It was Martin Pitt who originally wrote the
> libpoppler patch for Ubuntu, we have adopted it and meanwhile also SuSE
> does something similar.  Why was it dropped for Ubuntu?

I'm a bit confused. Of course we did not remove the poppler patch, I
just had to port it to the poppler 0.5 API again. The other change we
recently got was to build libkpathsea from texlive-bin instead of
tetex-bin, so that we can get rid of tetex. 

I guess both changes will eventually land in Debian (the kpathsea one
could go in right now), so that eventually we will get back in sync.

BTW, the poppler patch is not perfect yet since some parts of
texlive-bin still use the internal xpdf. I kept that on my TODO list,
but it wasn't necessary to bootstrap texlive into Gutsy.


Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
URL: <>

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list