[ you know that this didn’t result in a official, tracked bug report? ]
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 05:37:33PM +0200 :
Package: libreoffice > Architecture: amd64 > Version: 1:4.0.4-2
Thus this info isn’t neded/honoured.
(And no, this is NOT a normal bug. It’s a wish -> wishlist.)
You can read from LibreOffice 4.0 Release Notes  :
PDF Import […] are no longer bundled extensions but core features.
(same for “the Presenter Console, and the Python Scripting Provider”)
However I can’t import PDF files with LibreOffice 4.0.4.
I know that there is a libreoffice-pdfimport extension but people
No, there’s not a “libreoffice-pdfimport extension”, because as you said
it’s not a extension anymore . Yes, there’s a extra package for it and that
is because pdfimport has a dependency on poppler which I don’t want to
enforce on everyone. The current split has some thoughts in it.
Above you also mentioned the Presenter Console and the ython Scripting Provider.
The Presenter Console is in -impress now (I accepted that because
imho it always was important core functionality for me - the PDF Import
IMHO is not) and the python scripting provider (requiring a non-default
python per default!) is also a extra package not installed per default
(python*-uno is, not libreoffice-script-provider-python).
expect LibreOffice to behave the same way accross operating systems.
Therefore i think that LibreOffice 4.0 on Debian should follow the
Release Notes and be able to import PDF files by default.
Consequently thought that means you also want forcing any other default thing
- like the script provider for bsh; which even requires stuff like bsh
installed? Because that’s in upstreams default, too… Want bsh installed
everywhere? Or librelogo? Or the SDK? Or the report-builder with it’s
LOADS of Java library dependencies (which is “default” in 4.1+)? Or…
Adding the pdfimport stuff to some always-installed package (-core?) is
complete nonsense imho, but I could add -pdfimport to the metapackage
(“libreoffice”). That at least won’t force it on everyone…
I don’t like that, though. I don’t see a problem in it being a extra package; the package name is obvious and the package description also so that it’s just
one apt-cache search away…