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Old 03-18-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Zathura for Debian Stretch?


Is there any possibility I could get the Zathura PDF viewer for Debian Stretch? I love it and I am absolutely not ready to upgrade Debian yet, but only Zathura 0.3.7 is available on Stretch (rather than the latest, 0.4.3), and it has some rather annoying bugs. I can't build it from source, building from source never works for me. There is even a dependency/requirement that is not available on Stretch. Is there any chance somewhere?
 
Old 03-18-2019, 10:25 PM   #2
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Add a copy of the stretch line in your /etc/apt/sources.list and change the name from stretch to testing or unstable, run command: apt update, then install with command: apt -t=testing install zathura or apt -t=unstable install zathura (depending on which you choose, both the same version), then comment out the testing/unstable line in /etc/apt/sources.list and run command: apt update to rebuild your available packages list back to stretch only.

Can't see how there would be a missing dependency for the stretch version, it's available for install.

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Old 03-19-2019, 01:34 AM   #3
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No - really don’t do that.

It has a dependency on the buster version of libc6.
Installing that on your stretch system will break pretty much everything.

You could try backporting it instead.
https://wiki.debian.org/SimpleBackportCreation

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Old 03-19-2019, 08:30 AM   #4
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Can't see how there would be a missing dependency for the stretch version, it's available for install.
From the page you linked:

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Package zathura

jessie (oldstable) (text): PDF viewer with a minimalistic interface
0.3.1-2: amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips mipsel powerpc ppc64el s390x
stretch (stable) (text): document viewer with a minimalistic interface
0.3.7-1: amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
buster (testing) (text): document viewer with a minimalistic interface
0.4.3-1: amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips mips64el mipsel ppc64el s390x
sid (unstable) (text): document viewer with a minimalistic interface
0.4.3-1: amd64 arm64 armel armhf hppa i386 mips mips64el mipsel ppc64 ppc64el s390x x32

Only 0.3.7-1 is available for Stretch, which is exactly my initial complaint.

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Can't see how there would be a missing dependency for the stretch version,
From the README file:

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Requirements
------------
meson (>= 0.47)
gtk3 (>= 3.22)
glib (>= 2.50)
girara (>= 0.3.2)
sqlite3 (optional, >= 3.5.9)
check (optional build dependency, for tests)
libmagic from file(1) (optional, for mime-type detection)
libsynctex from TeXLive (optional, for SyncTeX support)
libseccomp (optional, for sandbox support)
librvsg-bin (optional build dependency, for icons)
Sphinx (optional build dependency, for manpages and HTML documentation)
doxygen (optional build dependency, for HTML documentation)
breathe (optional build dependency, for HTML documentation)
sphinx_rtd_theme (optional build dependency, for HTML documentation)
There is no girara package in the Stretch repository. I'm also not sure I have the right gtk3 and glib libraries. I didn't even check the others. I gave up right there.
 
Old 03-19-2019, 02:34 PM   #5
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Which looks to be excactly why the later version is not available for stretch.

One of the issues with a stable release nearing the end of it's cycle.
Maybe a dist-upgrade is in your near future
 
Old 03-19-2019, 02:45 PM   #6
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Currently Buster is frozen
In transition stage, about to be the new stable.
 
Old 03-19-2019, 04:40 PM   #7
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The requirement of any library for building doesn't necessarily mean that it's required for running. But I suspect nobody here really knows whether it can be built for Stretch. Even less if such a rare bird exists somewhere. Ok then. Thanks then. I'm giving up then.
 
  


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