[pdftex] Incorrect pdf produced from a single correct pdf file

Olivier Cailloux mlsmg at ulb.ac.be
Wed Oct 8 17:41:05 CEST 2008

Thanh Han The a écrit :
> I asked Olivier for a copy of his pdftex binary, and
> ldd shows that the binary is indeed linked against libpoppler.
> To verify, I installed debian lenny and texlive using
> apt-get (that's Olivier's platform), and built pdftex 1.40.3 on
> from sources that platform. The "stock" pdftex gave the same
> problem as described here, and pdftex built from sources
> works fine. So, this seems to be a distro-specific problem.
> This "xpdf vs libpoppler" story is already known to most of
> us. Those who want to know more about this can do a google
> search on "pdftex xpdf libpoppler".
Google told me why Debian wanted libpoppler rather than the xpdf code 
embedded copy (e.g., 
but Google didn't told me what happened to the "normal", 
build-from-source, pdftex code.

If I understand correctly, the pdftex-built-from-source version did not 
follow Debian's idea and is still using the famous 
embedded-xpdf-code-Debian-wanted-to-get-rid-of rather than linked with 
libpoppler, whereas my version is rather linked with libpoppler?

And thus, the bug comes from libpoppler and I should file a bug report 
against that package?

I hope I won't start a flame war "xpdf vs libpoppler". I am just asking 
to make sure I understand the problem.

Thank you for your help.
> Regards,
> Thanh
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