Poppler-0.60.1

Introduction to Poppler

The Poppler package contains a PDF rendering library and command line tools used to manipulate PDF files. This is useful for providing PDF rendering functionality as a shared library.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): https://poppler.freedesktop.org/poppler-0.60.1.tar.xz

  • Download MD5 sum: 7648416d51a6e9fbc4a75b6f8b53dd7c

  • Download size: 1.4 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 58 MB (with Qt5 library and tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.5 SBU (with parallelism=4, Qt5 library, and tests)

Additional Downloads

Poppler Encoding Data

The additional package consists of encoding files for use with Poppler. The encoding files are optional and Poppler will automatically read them if they are present. When installed, they enable Poppler to render CJK and Cyrillic properly.

Poppler Dependencies

Required

CMake-3.9.4 and Fontconfig-2.12.6

Recommended

Optional

cURL-7.56.0, gdk-pixbuf-2.36.11, git-2.14.2 (for test files), gobject-introspection-1.54.1, GTK-Doc-1.26, GTK+-3.22.24, Little CMS-2.8, LibTIFF-4.0.8, Qt-5.9.2 (required for PDF support in Okular-17.08.0)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/poppler

Installation of Poppler

Install Poppler by running the following commands:

mkdir build                         &&
cd    build                         &&

cmake  -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release   \
       -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr  \
       -DTESTDATADIR=$PWD/testfiles \
       -DENABLE_XPDF_HEADERS=ON     \
       -DENABLE_GTK_DOC=ON          \
       ..                           &&
make

In order to run the test suite, some testcases are needed and can be obtained only from a git repository. The command to download them is: git clone git://git.freedesktop.org/git/poppler/test testfiles. Then issue: LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 make check. Only the Qt5 libraries are tested.

Now, as the root user:

make        install &&
make -C qt5 install &&

install -m644 poppler-qt5.pc usr/lib/pkgconfig

To install the documentation, run the following commands as root:

install -v -m755 -d        /usr/share/doc/poppler-0.60.1 &&
cp -vr glib/reference/html /usr/share/doc/poppler-0.60.1

Poppler Data

If you downloaded the additional encoding data package, install it by issuing the following commands:

tar -xf ../poppler-data-0.4.8.tar.gz &&
cd poppler-data-0.4.8

Now, as the root user:

make prefix=/usr install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply a higher level of compiler optimizations.

-DTESTDATADIR=$PWD/testfiles: Tell the test programs where the auxiliary files are located.

-DENABLE_GTK_DOC=ON: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.

LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 make check: Run the test suite. The environment variable LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 is only needed if the default locale does not include UTF-8.

Contents

Installed Programs: pdfdetach, pdffonts, pdfimages, pdfinfo, pdfseparate, pdfsig, pdftocairo, pdftohtml, pdftoppm, pdftops, pdftotext, and pdfunite
Installed Libraries: libpoppler.so, libpoppler-cpp.so, libpoppler-glib.so, and libpoppler-qt5.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/poppler and /usr/share/gtk-doc/poppler

Short Descriptions

pdfdetach

lists or extracts embedded files from PDF files.

pdffonts

lists the fonts used in a PDF file along with various information for each font.

pdfimages

saves images from a PDF file as PPM, PBM, or JPEG files.

pdfinfo

prints the contents of the 'Info' dictionary (plus some other useful information) from a PDF file.

pdfseparate

extracts single pages from a PDF file.

pdfsig

verifies the digital signatures in a PDF document.

pdftocairo

converts a PDF file to one of several formats (PNG, JPEG, PDF, PS, EPS, SVG) using the cairo output device of the poppler library.

pdftohtml

converts a PDF file to HTML.

pdftoppm

converts PDF files to PBM, PGM and PPM formats.

pdftops

converts PDF files to Postscript format.

pdftotext

converts PDF files to plain text.

pdfunite

merges several PDF files, in the order of their occurrence on the command line, to one PDF output file.

libpoppler.so

contains the API functions to render PDF files.

libpoppler-cpp.so

is a C++ backend for rendering PDF files.

libpoppler-glib.so

is a wrapper library used to interface the PDF rendering functions with GTK+.

libpoppler-qt5.so

is a wrapper library used to interface the PDF rendering functions with Qt5.

Last updated on 2017-10-08 11:42:54 -0500