Bug 159263 - Missing xpdf requires
Missing xpdf requires
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-06-01 01:48 EDT by Michael A. Peters
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-01 09:00:35 EDT
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Description Michael A. Peters 2005-06-01 01:48:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
[mpeters@laptop ~]$ texdoc prosper-doc
[mpeters@laptop ~]$ /usr/bin/texdoc: line 193: xpdf: command not found

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. don't install xpdf
2. do install tetex
3. texdoc somepackage-doc

Actual Results:  /usr/bin/texdoc: line 193: xpdf: command not found

Expected Results:  If it is going to use xpdf for documentation display, it should require it.

Additional info:

I can understand not wanting X or X dependencies on a server that may have tetex installed, so this is a bug that can be ignored. However, since Fedora is defaulting to evince for pdf document display, perhaps texdoc should look for evince rather than xpdf, as it is more likely to find evince on fc4
Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2005-06-01 09:00:35 EDT
I see that after installation of tetex-3.0-4, texdoc launches html viewer by

[jnovy@obelix ~]$ texdoc -v latex
(htmlview /home/jnovy/texmf/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/latex.html) 2>/dev/null
|| firefox /home/jnovy/texmf/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/latex.html &

I think it's a bad idea to hardly require xpdf in tetex as there exit other ways
how to read TeX documentation. If we add a xpdf requirement, then we need to add
a handful of other requirements such as firefox, etc.

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