Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#11245 closed enhancement (fixed)

cups-filters : mupdf can apparently be recommended instead of required.

Reported by: ken@… Owned by: ken@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.4
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

In http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-book/2018-October/076755.html Wayne noted that --disable-mutool will avoid requiring it.

It would be interesting to know what using it provides or enables.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Bruce Dubbs, 3 years ago

Or it could be optional, in which case we could jsut remove mupdf from the book.

comment:2 by ken@…, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…
Status: newassigned

No idea what it does, but since I've got to fix cups-filters for poppler ...

comment:3 by ken@…, 3 years ago

It is used in filters/pdftoraster.c. From the mutool manpage, the draw command can render a document to image files, convert to another vector format, or extract the test; other commands can be used to extract ranges of pages or images and font files - the remaining commands look unlikely to be used by this filter.

From https://fossies.org/linux/cups-filters/README the default renderer is ghostscript (unless users change it). Using mutool is apparently beneficial on low-end devices.

Changing to recommended since it explicitly needs to be disabled if not present.

comment:4 by ken@…, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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