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pdftk 1.45 and 1.41 statically linked
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2012, 19:42    Post subject:  pdftk 1.45 and 1.41 statically linked
Subject description: built in puppy 3.01
 

few days ago (December 6, 2012) Sid Stewart released latest pdftk version

pdftk 1.45
- http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-version-history/

I built pdftk 1.45 in Puppy Linux 3.01
with gcc 4.1.2 and gcj 4.1.2
- http://dokupuppylinux.info/programs:pdf_manipulation#pdftk_145
- pdftk-1.45 - direct url
- dependencies libgcj.so.7

As far I know, pdftk made in puppy 3.01, is able to run fine in any higher puppy version, feel free to try
Code:
changelog:

    *      You can now add or change a PDF’s bookmarks using update_info.
    *      Added record delimiters to dump_data output to help make parsing more reliable.
    *      The changes to dump_data output (described above) are also now required for the input to update_info.
    *      You can now use multi-character input handles. Prior versions were limited to a single character, imposing an arbitrary limitation on the number of input PDFs when using handles. Handles still must be all upper-case ASCII.
    *      Added means of referring to PDF pages in reverse order. By prefixing a page number with an r, it counts from the end of the document. For example, r1 is the last page, r2 is the next-to-last page, etc.
    *      Changed the syntax for page rotation. Instead of N, S, E, W, L, R and D, now use: north, south, east, west, left, right and down.
    *      Fixed a problem reading input PDF filenames that have non-ASCII characters on Windows 7.
    *      Fixed a stream parsing issue with troublesome PDFs that don’t strictly follow the PDF specification.


in addition to comnpiling latest pdftk release, I managed to build (thanks to tips contained in this page

a statically linked version (no dependencies needed) of

pdftk 1.41
- http://dokupuppylinux.info/programs:pdf_manipulation#pdftk_141_statically_linked
- pdftk 1.41 static direct download (2.8 MB upxed that runs hopefully in any puppy version without needing the HUGE dependency from libgcj), feel free to try

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2012, 23:15    Post subject:  

Thank you for your effort, Dingo.

I have been using Xpdf and pdftk for years, and they never fail to deliver! I have installed pdftk_1.41 in my dpups, but had to get a whole lot of deps to make it work. I look forward to test both your versions.

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