[tlbuild] more library fun

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Dec 19 16:19:27 CET 2013

Hi Peter,

On Do, 19 Dez 2013, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
>> * same question as before with libpaper - is system-paper
>>  supported? Would it make sense? In Debian we are using
>>  libpaper extensively.
> is supported.  In fact I am using it with libpaper-1.1.24+nmu2 from debian
> plus the attached patch for the JIS paper sizes.

Hmmmm, strange, here I got a compile error when trying to include
the header from ../../../paper/ in dvipdf-x ...

> Unfortunately Reuben Thomas is going into directions that are perhaps not so
> useful for us.

But that will be a problem for TeX LIve as is, do we want to drop
libpaper again?

>> * libpng: it seems that current dvipdf-x needs libpng >= 1.5, as
>>  compiling with the Debian headers from 1.2.27 or so did not work.
>>  I just wanted to confirm.
> I think libpng 1.4 and 1.5 shoukd be OK, but libpng 1.6 still has some
> unresolved problems (with certain png images).

And libpng 1.2 is also a no-go I guess.

Thanks a lot


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