Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455372
please include xpdf headers in poppler development package
Last modified: 2014-07-16 07:34:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Building of a number of PDF filters developed by the OPFC project fails
because the poppler development packages do not include the necessary header
files. These filters are slated for integration in the CUPS PDF workflow. The
specific filters affected are `pdftopdf` and `pdftoraster`.
We have surveyed the last few releases of a number of major distributions but
the majority of them already include the necessary header files in their poppler
development packages. Of the ones surveyed, only Fedora 7 and 8 and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 and 5.2 were found lacking. Fedora 9 already includes the
header files required. We have not looked at any other RHEL 5.x releases.
The required header files can be added by simply specifying the
--enable-xpdf-header option when configuring the poppler sources. This will
take care of installing the required header files in the poppler include
Considering the fact that CUPS is moving to a PDF-based workflow and the LSB
efforts in the printing area, we would like to see the poppler development
packages fixed before the next release of RHEL. FYI, this problem was discussed
at the Linux Foundation's OpenPrinting Summit in Tokyo as well.
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
I am no longer involved in the OPFC project and have no idea whether this still applies. I have forwarded the request to OPFC and OpenPrinting Japan mailing lists and asked for follow-up there.
Hope this helps.
I got feedback from the OPFC project indicating that this is no longer an issue.
The cups-filters have been split off of CUPS and are now maintained by OpenPrinting.
Ok, thanks. Closing WONTFIX for RHEL 5 anyway.