The 1.24.0-r1 ebuid requires that TeX be installed. This dependency
didn't exist in older versions of Atril and is rather onerous if you
don't use TeX/LaTeX. This dependency was due to a new 1.24 upstream
requirement for an external 'synctex' library instead of previous
"built-in" synctex support.
Upstream has fixed this at https://github.com/mate-desktop/atril/pull/436,
and synctex support is now optional. Until that change appears
downstream, the attached ebuild and patch make synctex support
optional (via the existing 'synctex' USE flag). The synctex support
is disabled by default, which I believe matches the new upstream
Created attachment 654043 [details, diff]
Patch to make synctex support optional
Created attachment 654045 [details]
ebuild to make synctex support optional
Just to illustrate what I meant by "onerous": without the attached patch, emerge
demanded to install 49 new packages in order to upgrade atril from 1.23 to 1.24.
I'm glad to see this issue. I have a similar ebuild in my mate-de-gentoo overlay. Also, a similar patch is already merged upstream. It is found in the 1.25 release of atril.
Thanks for submitting the patches. FYI for the future, try to keep USE flags, DEPENDencies and configure args in alphabetical order.