Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508957
pdftoppm missing from poppler-utils
Last modified: 2014-06-02 09:19:28 EDT
poppler/poppler-utils replaced xpdf in el5, however pdftoppm isn't being distributed with poppler-utils:
NOKEY, key ID 37017186
Rebuilding poppler-utils with pdftoppm requires --disable-splash-output, which is non-compatible with fontconfig, if I have understood this correctly. I tried to do this, but ended up with lots of font related errors from pdftoppm.
So with the version of poppler in rhel5, this is not doable without a bit heavier patching.
The easiest workaround is probably to grab the epel xpdf package, and readd pdftoppm there, like this, see attached patch.
attaching a patch for xpdf in a poppler bug seems a bit strange, so I just put it here: http://users.linpro.no/ingvar/xpdf.spec.pdftoppm.patch
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.
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (https://access.redhat.com/site/support).