[tlbuild] Problems with poppler and platex and TL2011

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Fri Oct 14 14:33:32 CEST 2011

Hi Peter,

On Oct 14, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011, Martin Schröder wrote:
> >https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=722518
> >
> >OpenSUSE tries to update to TL2011 and has problems: platex (not
> >pdflatex!) breaks with poppler 0.18. Can somebody please help? Maybe
> >if we fix this quickly we can have TL2011 for OpenSUSE 12.1.
> Hi Martin and Harald,
> first please clarify the details:
> * TL2011 as released or some SVN snapshot (and if so which one)
> * poppler 0.18 presumably refers to a system version, because the TL2011
>   release uses 0.12.4
> * svn version 4356 in the URL above refers to what

I don't know exactly, I only can guess from the opensuse/novell bug report above:

* Werner Fink tried both: first the release version which did not work.
then he got a hint (comment 3) for a "fix" in arch linux.
so he tried svn version 4356 (comment 5) which shows the same problem for him.

I guess Werner might be open to any suggestion (patch, svn version, ...)
which makes the TeX binaries work...

> One problem is, that poppler 0.18 was released long after TL2011 (although
> as far as I can see all relevant changes came with 0.17.0 or 0.17.2).
> Thus TL SVN was adapted only recently (r24218, 2011-10-06) to use system
> poppler 0.18.0 (for luaTeX) and 0.12.4 in the TL tree was replaced by 0.18.0
> even later (r24242, 2011-10-08).
> ==============
> Finally e-pTeX uses neither xpdf (from the TL tree) nor poppler (installed
> or from the TL tree), I can't see how the poppler version should matter for
> platex!

no idea, I can't comment on this (and right now I'm stuck in other hw and os trouble:-(

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