How to install pdfedit

Asked by Seth Mills on 2007-06-10

I am trying to load PdF edit, debian package so that I can edit acrobat files. This is necessary for my work, and I want to escape from needing to use windows programs.

I use the terminal to run the package as described.
When running ./configure receive the following error
configure: error: QTDIR environment variable must be set

and at this point I don't understand what to do?

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #1

What debian package from which repository?
It seems that you are compiling a source from a tarball instead?

Justin Payne (neolithium82) said : #2

There is a debian package here:

You should just need to download it, and double click on the icon or if you perfer command line, you can CD to the directory where it was saved and type:

sudo dpkg -i pdfedit*.deb

Hope this makes it a little easier.

Best Thomas Templin (coastgnu) said : #3

On Sun, 10. June 2007 19:04:12 Cesare Tirabassi wrote:
> Question #7976 on pdfedit in ubuntu changed:
> Project: Ubuntu => pdfedit in ubuntu
> Summary changed to:
> How to install pdfedit

Tested for ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn (Not tested for egdy and dapper):

Brief description:
- install alien
- download pdfedit from sourceforge
- instal pdfedit using alien

In detail:
- Open a terminal and start:
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install alien
 wget -c
 sudo alien -iv pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm

Also have a look to:
chapter 'Installing PDFedit 0.3.1: Method 2'

For 7.10 gutsy gibbon

Istall pdfedit with synaptic (ubuntu) or adept (kubuntu) or from a terminal
with the command 'apt-get install pdfedit'


You can also find it at Treviño's repository, which is better than just installing the deb from getdeb, because you will be informed of new updates.

Edit sources.list:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and add:
deb edgy 3v1n0
deb-src edgy 3v1n0

then update and install:
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install pdfedit

Seth Mills (sbmpsm) said : #5

Thank you