[tex-live] Re: [pdftex] Man page for pdftosrc

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Nov 6 00:09:34 CET 2005

On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 08:23:40AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> > I wonder why pdftosrc is not installed anymore.  I remember that it
> I think the texlive people or Thomas Esser probably know history and
> reasons.  Can you enlighten us, please?

My last statement about it was:

    Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:54:13 +0200
    To: Hilmar Preusse <hille42 at web.de>
    Cc: 215248 at bugs.debian.org, Olaf Weber <olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl>
    Subject: Re: Bug#215248: Man page for pdftosrc
    pdftosrc is a small program build on top of the xpdf libraries, so it
    uses the same code for accessing pdf objects as pdftex. I'd say that
    if the pdftex maintainers are willing to maintain pdftosrc, then the
    program should be installed (not only build) and that something like
    the manpage that you have submitted should be added.

My opinion has not changed since then. I have no idea why pdftosrc is no
longer installed. Maybe, Olaf Weber or Martin Schröder can say something
about it?


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