Packaging acrotex with TeX Live
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Sun Oct 11 18:52:07 CEST 2020
ne 11. 10. 2020 v 15:36 odesílatel Jason Gross <jgross at mit.edu> napsal:
> As I understand it, acrotex is not packaged with TeX Live because it's believed that proprietary software (Acrobat) is required to generate PDFs with acrotex. (See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=635834 for details.). However, the author of the package told me:
> > In acrotex, the only acrobat requirement is with insdljs for users of the tex to dvi to dvips to distiller/acrobat. For users of pdflatex, lualatex, and xelatex, distiller/acrobat not required.
> So, if this is accurate and I'm understanding the author correctly, none of the files have a requirement of distiller/acrobat. If this is the case, is there anything in the way of TeX Live shipping acrotex? (I personally find eforms quite useful, and don't use Acrobat in my PDF generation pipeline.)
I think that the reason is that acrotex creates features which are not
viewable in free PDF viewers, Acrobat is needed to view the files. For
instance, PDF forms do not work in okular.
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
> Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 20:21
> Subject: Re: Bug#635834: texlive-latex-extra: dependency problem: fancytooltips requires acrotex which is not packaged
> To: Jason Gross <jgross at mit.edu>, <635834 at bugs.debian.org>
> On Sat, 10 Oct 2020, Jason Gross wrote:
> > So, if this is accurate and I'm understanding the author correctly,
> > none of the files have a requirement of distiller/acrobat. If this is
> > the case, is there anything in the way of TeX Live / Debian shipping
> > all of acrotex?
> Might be, if you think so, please discuss with upstream at
> texlive at tug.org and see whether you can convince the team there, in
> particular Karl Berry, who is the guardian of what is going into TL.
> Other option is that someone picks up acrotex and packages it separately
> for Debian, shouldn't be too difficult (since tlmgr ready repackaging is
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