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Here one rpm spec file `texlive-specs.spec' is used for repackaging the several texmf/texmf-dist tarballs of TeX Live into their own rpms. This is done with the help of more than 2200 spec files generate by the
`generate' perl script of the package `Meta' in the same project and packed in the tarball `texlive-specs.tar.xz'.


TransFig is a set of tools for creating TeX documents with graphics
that are portable in the sense that they can be printed in a wide
variety of environments.

The transfig directory contains the source for the transfig command
which generates a Makefile which translates Fig code to various
graphics description languages using the fig2dev program. In previous
releases, this command was implemented as a shell script.

Documentation: man transfig


Ian Taylor's Unix to Unix copy: mail and news over modem lines. This is
the standard UUCP package from the Free Software Foundation. It is
configured to use HoneyDanBer or Taylor configuration files. With
version 6.0 of SuSE Linux, the configuration directory has been moved
to /etc/uucp. Exactly: Taylor config: /etc/uucp HoneyDanBer
config: /etc/uucp/hdb_config If you have your own setup under
/var/lib/uucp, please move it to /etc/uucp. Example configurations can
be found in /usr/share/doc/packages/uucp.

We did not include a uucp guest account. If you want to create a guest
account, make sure the directory /var/spool/uucppublic exists.


This program answers your e-mail when you are lying on the beach.

Documentation: man vacation


This package contains an English words dictionary which will be installed as

/usr/share/dict/american and linked to /usr/share/dict/words

The symbolic link may be used by look(1) and ispell(1).

For a British or Canadian version of such a words dictionary you may install
words-british or words-canadian respectively.


This program uses another locker program to lock the screen
automatically after an idle period. It may, e.g., be called as follows:

xautolock -locker "xlock -mode blank"

using xlock as locker program.


This is a library that can be used instead of the standard
Athena-Widget-Library. It has tried to keep the standard of the libXaw
library. There are also programs which explicitly use this library
(this is the reason why the library was included).

NOTE: Do NOT replace /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.6.1!


The SuSE Linux background for your XDM workstation.


Some useful scripts for using SuSE Linux as an X terminal.

You will find the documentation in the following directory



This is the current version of XEmacs, formerly known as Lucid-Emacs.
It is related to other versions of Emacs, in particular GNU Emacs. Its
emphasis is on modern graphical user interface support and an open
software development model, similar to Linux.

Lisp macros are not necessarily interchangeable between GNU-Emacs and
XEmacs. This is mainly important for translated .elc files and the key

A collection of additional lisp packages for XEmacs. You must install
this package when you want to use the XEmacs package, they are needed
for most non-trivial XEmacs functions.


Xfig is a menu-driven tool that allows the user to draw and manipulate
objects interactively in an X Window System window. The resulting
pictures can be saved, printed on PostScript printers, or converted to
a variety of other formats (to allow inclusion in LaTeX documents, for

Documentation: /usr/share/doc/packages/xfig & man xfig

Examples: /usr/share/doc/packages/xfig/TheExamples


This package contains two scripts, which, called with the name of a
remote host, will open an xterm window on the local X display with a
remote session or login shell.

The script xlogin starts by a rsh call (remote shell) an xterm on the
remote host. If necessary, the access will be allowed by sending the
magic key (cookie) of the display to the remote host.

The script xtelnet starts a local xterm with a telnet session on the
remote host.


Mahjongg is a challenging Chinese game similar to domino. It is usually
played by four players. Xmahjongg is the solitaire version designed for
the X Window System. More can be found in the appropriate manual page.


A small program which is mostly configurable using resources via
~/.Xresources. It shows actual CPU, swap, memory, active interrupts,
and, if desired, netpacket statistics in a graphical manner.


The xsession program is a session manager. It is normally executed by
your ~/.xinitrc (or ~/.xsession) script and controls your X Window
session. As soon as it is started, xsession launches a window manager
and some applications of your choice. At anytime during your session,
you may switch to another window manager or execute some other
applications from the xsession menus.

Examples may be found under /usr/share/doc/packages/xsession/examples.


`xtexit` sends an request to all clients to shut down. If the
application still needs an user interaction (e.g., if a file should be
saved) this is possible.

If you answer by the affirmative, all applications will be closed. This
method is not fully waterproof, but better than killing each and every
client without being able to interfere.

xterm applications anyway are killed immediately!

If this package is installed, it will be automatically integrated into
the sample user fvwm menu.


The "Printing" project is the development project
for packages which provide the base functionality
of the printing system.

The main intent of the "Printing" project is
to provide the newest kind of base printing software for
upcoming openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise versions
and at the same time with same priority to provide the
same newest base printing software also for as many
released openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise versions
as far as possible with reasonable effort.

Base printing software packages are in particular
print spooler software like CUPS,
printing filters like cups-filters,
printer drivers like HPLIP or Gutenprint,
printer driver related software like Ghostscript,
plain PPD files packages like OpenPrintingPPDs,
and other software which directly
belongs to the base printing system
like special backends for CUPS.

In contrast software which does not directly
belong to the base printing system like
user frontends (e.g. printer setup tools,
printing dialog GUIs, or other printing
related GUIs) or applications with a major
focus on printing (e.g. LaTeX or Scribus)
do usually not belong to the "Printing" project.

Of course only really free software can be
accepted in the "Printing" project.

In particular printer driver software which
is not 100% free software cannot be accepted
regardless how nice it would be when this
or that awkward printer model would work.

We will not risk any legal issue for openSUSE
and SUSE Linux Enterprise and our users and
contributors when software where the legal state
is not clear would be accepted.

An obvious precondition for any software is
that it is by default reasonably secure.
In particular for software that is run as root
(e.g. a setup tool or a special CUPS backend)
a security audit is usually required.

The "Printing" development project may contain
new software or work-in-progress changes of
existing software that might neither be in
a stable state nor fit well into currently
installed systems.

Have this in mind if you think about to install
packages from the "Printing" project into your
currently running system.

Do not use "Factory" if your system is not "Factory".
Use the matching packages for your particular system.

The packages in the "Printing" project are without
any guarantee or warranty and without any support.

As an extreme example, this means if your
complete computer center crashes because
of those packages, it is only your problem.

On the other hand this does not mean that those
packages are known to be terrible broken but
they are not thoroughly tested so that any
unexpected issue can happen.

In the end all software in the "Printing" project
are only applications which means that your system
should not "explode" when you upgrade with packages
from the "Printing" project (provided you use the
matching packages for your particular system).

If a new version does not work it should usually
help to downgrade (and to reconfigure as needed)
to get it working again.

When there are issues with the packages in the
"Printing" project we appreciate issue reports.

Regarding how to report a printing issue see

For developers:

In general see

In particular regarding how to contribute
to the "Printing" project see

If you like to contribute major changes
for a package in the "Printing" project
first and foremost get in contact with the
maintainers of the particular package or
the maintainers of the "Printing" project.

This avoids that you do major work on your own
which might not be accepted by the package

The openSUSE Build Service (OBS) web pages
show maintainers of a particular package and
the maintainers of the "Printing" project.

The RPM changelog shows e-mail addresses of
those who had worked on an installed package:
"rpm -q --changelog package_name"

Maintainer Bugowner Reviewer

Lpdfilter is a collection of scripts used for
printing various data with lpr(1) and lpd(8).
An entry for lpdfilter in /etc/printcap
is required (see printcap(5)) to enable
these scripts. This can be done by using
the lprsetup script.

Werner Fink

Maintainer Bugowner Reviewer

The LPRng software is an enhanced, extended,
and portable implementation of the Berkeley LPR
print spooler functionality. While providing
the same interface and meeting RFC1179 requirements,
the implementation is completely new and provides
support for the following features: lightweight
(no databases needed) lpr, lpc, and lprm programs;
dynamic redirection of print queues; automatic
job holding; highly verbose diagnostics; multiple
printers serving a single queue; and a greatly
improved permission and authorization mechanism.

LPRng provides emulation packages for the SVR4 lp
and lpstat programs, eliminating the need for
another print spooler package. These emulation
packages can be modified according to local
requirements to support vintage printing systems.

Attention: Interoperability with older LPD
implementations requires privileged access
to ports. Therefore all affected client-programs
ship with SUID root privileges.

Patrick Powell

Maintainer Bugowner Reviewer

A driver for Lexmark printers 7000, 7200,
and 5700. This driver translates PBM
(Portable Bitmap) into the printer protocol.


This is the Publishing project. Its main purpose is to serve as development project for packages around the topic of publishing in the openSUSE:Factory distribution. If you want to participate you can contact us individually. Please report bugs to the respective bugowners as set.

Maintainer Bugowner

NOTE: Automatically created during Factory devel project migration by admin.

Maintainer Bugowner

NOTE: Automatically created during Factory devel project migration by admin.


NOTE: Automatically created during Factory devel project migration by admin.

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