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In reply to Comment by Reader Bob Dickerson

Andrew Ayer on 2013-12-18 at 17:55:

Actually, this isn't the reason xpdf was removed from testing. It was removed because of #728444 and #730866. The intent seems to be to bring xpdf back as soon as those bugs are fixed.

As much as I'm a fan of xpdf, I would actually prefer they remove it permanently unless they fix the problems outlined in my blog post. A subtly broken and possibly insecure package isn't acceptable in Debian. Fortunately, Evince has proven so far to be an acceptable, if imperfect, replacement.


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