latexmk recommends non-existent package, pulls in KDE on Quantal

Bug #1115424 reported by Jonathan Reed
This bug affects 1 person
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latexmk (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

The latexmk recommends "xpdf-reader | pdf-viewer", among other things. However, "xpdf-reader" has not existed since Lucid, so APT attempts to satisfy the virtual recommendation on "pdf-viewer". In Precise, this was not a problem, because evince-gtk was the first choice for a PDF reader. However, in Quantal, the first choice for this is okular, which attempts pull in all of KDE with it.

Please update latexmk to Recommend "xpdf | pdf-viewer" so that it actually tries an existing concrete package before the virtual one.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Install Ubuntu Server 12.10
2) apt-get install latexmk (or texlive-full, which is how I noticed this); watch it pull in all of KDE.


precise$ apt-get install pdf-viewer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package pdf-viewer is a virtual package provided by:
  evince-gtk 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.4
  okular 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.1
  evince 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.4
  xpdf 3.02-21build1 1:0.2dfsg1-3.1build2
  gv 1:3.7.3-1
  epdfview 0.1.8-1build1

quantal$ apt-get install pdf-viewer
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Package pdf-viewer is a virtual package provided by:
  okular 4:4.9.4-0ubuntu0.1
  zathura 0.1.2-4
  xpdf 3.03-9ubuntu5 1:0.2dfsg1-4
  gv 1:3.7.3-1
  evince-gtk 3.6.0-0ubuntu2
  epdfview 0.1.8-3ubuntu1
  evince 3.6.0-0ubuntu2

Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package latexmk - 1:4.65-0.2

latexmk (1:4.65-0.2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * NMU

  [ Hilmar Preuße ]
  * Add patch from Kevin Ryde to ignore .fdb_latexmk Files
    (Closes: #730315)
  * Recommend xpdf instead of xpdf-reader (LP: #1115424)

 -- Norbert Preining <email address hidden> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:30:16 +0900

Changed in latexmk (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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