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On Tuesday, 2017-11-07 at 20:18 +0100, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Am 07.11.2017 um 17:49 schrieb Thomas Nielsen:
I just again successfully used pdftk to manage pages in pdf files, and wonder why it is not to be found in the opensuse tw channels?
Because it got dropped recently after gcc7 update.
I have forgot howto formally wish for a package to be included?? The product home page is here (rpm at the bottom of the page) https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/ and there is already a suse build here : https://software.opensuse.org/package/pdftk?search_term=pdftk Just to say, that there is no big architectural work to do to include it and to make it run on opensuse.
Yes there is. There is no gcj compiler to compile it available in Tumbleweed anymore.
So you have several options:
- persuade gcc upstream to revive gcj (probably not easy)
- maintain old gcc6 for tumbleweed (also not easy)
- port pdftk to pure java so that it can be built with java jdk (I don't
know if that's feasible)
Thanks, this is the best explanation I have seen so far, but I still do not understand it all.
What is gcj and why is it needed?
My guess it that is is some kind of strange java compiler, not standard, so that code made for it will not run in standard java? And that java compiler is not maintained anymore?
What is the upstream of the pdftk project going to do, nothing?
Can we download pdftk from somewhere else, would that work?
- -- Cheers, Carlos E. R. (from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)