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#1 2024-05-08 12:48:56

Registered: 2022-02-08
Posts: 89  

new light pdf viewer/reader for Chimaera

Hello everybody,

I found new (for me) light pdf viewer/reader Sioyek

It is available in Debian 12 repos

It's faster and lighter than 'mupdf' plus it has highlighting. Unfortunately it cannot be installed on Chimaera.

# dpkg -i /media/vb/xfs/linux/deb64/sioyek_2.0.0+dfsg-3+b2_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package sioyek.
(Reading database ... 164837 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../sioyek_2.0.0+dfsg-3+b2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking sioyek (2.0.0+dfsg-3+b2) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of sioyek:
 sioyek depends on libc6 (>= 2.35); however:
  Version of libc6:amd64 on system is 2.31-13+deb11u8.
 sioyek depends on libgumbo1 (>= 0.9.2); however:
  Package libgumbo1 is not installed.
 sioyek depends on libmujs2 (>= 1.0.7); however:
  Package libmujs2 is not installed.
 sioyek depends on libstdc++6 (>= 11); however:
  Version of libstdc++6:amd64 on system is 10.2.1-6.
 sioyek depends on libsynctex2 (>= 2022.20220321.62855); however:
  Version of libsynctex2:amd64 on system is 2020.20200327.54578-7.
 sioyek depends on libjs-sphinxdoc (>= 5.2); however:
  Version of libjs-sphinxdoc on system is 3.4.3-2.
 sioyek depends on sphinx-rtd-theme-common (>= 1.2.0+dfsg); however:
  Package sphinx-rtd-theme-common is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package sioyek (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.69) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base (0.11.1) ...
Processing 2 added doc-base files...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Could we have it for Chimaera too?


#2 2024-05-08 14:15:55

From: UK
Registered: 2023-01-19
Posts: 212  

Re: new light pdf viewer/reader for Chimaera

Devuan is Debian with systemd init system removed.

Devuan does not add software that is not in Debian, (aside from a small number of packages for achieving the above).

Devuan uses Debian's repositories for almost all of its packages, so to get software in Devuan it must exist in the corresponding Debian repositories.

To get software in Devuan Chimaera it must exist in Debian 11 Bullseye repositories.

Debian is a stable OS. Stable means not changing too much.

Once released, Debian avoids changes, except for significant bugs and security.

The only way to get new software from Debian 12 repos into Debian 11 is through Backports.

New software arrives in Devuan 4 Chimaera via chimaera-backports repo, which pulls from bullseye-backports.

This does not involve using Debian 12's deb file, it means re-building a new deb from source with appropriate dependencies.

In summary: if you want Sioyek backported to Bullseye, you must create that backport and/or petition the Debian Backports team.



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