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Re: font problems with xpdf and gv

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:

> >>>>> Igor Pechtchanski writes:
> > setup is somehow failing in its dependency tracking.  Alternatively,
> > why not make 'gv' invoke '/usr/X11R6/bin/gs' explicitly, instead of
> > searching for it in the PATH?
> I'm not sure, there was talk before that eventually the /usr/X11R6/
> hierarchy will disappear.

This is still a long way off, apparently, and the users are having gv
problems now.  Also, when this finally does happen, lots of things will
need to be changed (gv not being the only one), so you'd be able to
release a new version of gv then.  Or, you could discuss with the
maintainer of ghostscript-x11 what the /usr/X11R6/bin/gs executable will
be called when it's moved to /usr/bin (e.g., "gs-x11"); add a postinstall
script to the "gv" package that will conditionally create a
/usr/bin/gs-x11 symlink to /usr/X11R6/bin/gs, and use that name even now
(that way, when the switch happens, the symlink won't be created and the
real /usr/bin/gs-x11 executable will be used automatically).
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