From PR 217848: The last update of cups-filters added mupdf as a hard dependency, which bring some heavy dependencies while not being used for pdftops. Make use of mupdf an option and actually use mupdf for pdftops when the option is active. Maintainer has approved.
Poudriere 10.3/11.0 amd64/i386 default options OK, mupdf option build verified on 11amd64
HYBRID has been the default PDFTOPS_RENDERER since the option group was added a year ago and should continue to be so. Although mupdf had been added as a dependency, it was not actually used because --with-pdftops=mupdf had not been passed to configure. It is only with the addition of the option that it becomes possible to use mupdf instead of ghostscript/poppler. Changing the default PDFTOPS_RENDERER from HYBRID to MUPDF would violate POLA.