Looking for 'poppler-glib-demo' resp. poppler-demos

Asked by A. Eibach

I'm having an issue with evince, and since the issue is clearly related to the PDF engine underneath which it uses (*this), I got a tip to run a PDF directly with 'poppler-glib-demo' in the 'poppler-demos' package.

Unfortunately though, the Ubuntu packaging guys aren't as smart as the Fedora guys, and deliberately (?) omitted the 'poppler-glib-demo' utility in poppler-utils.

So that's a clear proof that *normally* this testing tool tool is installed as well, but the *Buntu packagers have configured their poppler | poppler-utils packages to omit it (for no sensible reason) when building the software from source.

So the only way out will be that I have to compile 'poppler-glib-demo' from the source code myself?
Gimme a break!

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

As far as I can see, the source for poppler-glib-demo is contained in the Ubuntu source. YOU might try building the executable locally. For doing this you might try the following:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get build-dep poppler
sudo apt-get source --compile poppler

This should download the source and the packages needed for compiling poppler, and (re-)create the packages as provided by Ubuntu.

To create the poppler-glib-demo executable, some additional steps similar to the following should work

cd poppler*/glib/demo
make poppler-glib-demo

You might also create a bug report with the request, that a poppler-glib-demo binary is included in the standard Ubuntu packages.

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A. Eibach (andi3) said :

Okay, and where would you suggest to file that report best?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

I recommend that you create a bug report against poppler. Requests like this usually get "wishlist" priority.

The link "Create bug report" just above the "Message:" box of your question document on Launchpad is supposed to support the bug creation.

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A. Eibach (andi3) said :

Ok, so let's do that. Thanks.