Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 252391
poppler-utils come with spurious errors from legitimate configurations
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:10:03 EDT
Description of problem:
'man xpdfrc' says:
bind modifiers-key context command ...
Add a key or mouse button binding.
and 'man xpdf' gives: "Xpdf's key and mouse bindings are
user-configurable, using the bind and unbind options in
the config file" followed by some examples of use. So far
so good and adding some 'bind' commands indeed works as
The catch is that poppler-utils programs seem to read those
configuration files too and at least 'pdftops', when one is
trying to use it, comes on stderr with:
Error: Unknown config file command 'bind' (/etc/xpdfrc:121)
Error: Unknown config file command 'bind' (/etc/xpdfrc:122)
Those "errors" seems to be only a noise without any real effect
on an outcome; even exit status after the above is 0. Still
why to shout "Error:" for commands which are irrelevant and/or
unknown? I think that such things should be simply ignored.
I did not try to check all valid xpdf configuration commands
but I would be surprised if the above applied only to 'bind'.
The next most likely candidate will be 'unbind' :-) and the list
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