[OS X TeX] [OT] pdftk on OS X

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Dec 24 14:56:13 CET 2008

Am 24.12.2008 um 12:00 schrieb Daniel Becker:

> 1) install fink. Do all the necessary initial updates of fink and  
> the fink-package list.

You mean?

	sudo fink selfupdate
	sudo fink update-all

> Make sure that unstable packages are incuded

On Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4, pdftk 1.41 is also in stable ...

> 2) I had to update X11 from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/ 
> X112.3.0

Why? Pdftk is a command line tool, which will work without X11 ...

> 3) install it from the source. A VERY time-consuming installation- 
> compile-??? process starts.

On Tiger compilation of an updated version of GCC consumes hours.  
Other hours are spent in compiling pdftk's Java core ...

> Several other packages are installed as well.

Libwmf and libjasper, maybe separated into "pure," shlibs, and dev  
sub-packages. +GCC.



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