Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162575
RFE: xpdf 2 does not understand PDF version 1.5
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:07 EST
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Description of problem:
When opening some PDF files with xpdf 2.02, newer ones cause the error message:
Error: PDF version 1.5 -- xpdf supports version 1.4 (continuing anyway)
to be displayed. It seems that this version of xpdf does not properly understand PDF version 1.5, only 1.4 and lower.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View a PDF 1.5 document
Actual Results: Error message, sometimes bits of document not displayed.
Expected Results: RHEL3 should include a PDF viewer capable of rendering these documents.
The version of acroread in RHEL3 has the same limitation; xpdf 3.0 does not have this issue, neither does Adobe Reader 7.0
The example URI above is the one that gave me the error message today, but there have been many others recently, and some were missing chunks (mostly images).
yes, updating to new xpdf 3.0 should resolve this problem. RHEL4 already
includes the new xdpf-3.