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FS#31768 - [poppler] make dependency on poppler-data optional

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Greg (dolby) - Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 14:47 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 18 February 2013, 14:46 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Poppler depends on poppler-data which is not a hard dependency of the package. It provides encoding file for CJK and Cyrillic, languages that some people might not need support for.
Furthermore the license of the package is much more restrictive that the GPL poppler is licensed under.

The data files are entirely optional for poppler to work, and can be detected if chosen to install.
I think it makes sense to have them as an optional dependency of the package.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 18 February 2013, 14:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed