Poppler on Debian

Jeroen Ooms jeroen at berkeley.edu
Fri Feb 8 06:38:25 GMT 2019

I would still be very interested in a version of poppler 0.73 in
experimental / unstable.

Thank you for your help,


On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:32 PM Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:09 PM Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu at debian.org> wrote:
> >
> > I don't think so. That version (as every version, basically) breaks the ABI for
> > the unstable library, which is widely used, and there is no time to get all the
> > rdeps fixed before the transition freeze which is in two days. If there are some
> > specific commits that we can backport, then we could look into that, but I'm
> > afraid 0.73 is out of the question for buster. I could upload an updated package
> > to experimental if that would help.
> Thanks for your response. I understand it is too late for buster, but
> would it still be possible to update sid? Or am I misunderstanding the
> Debian release cycle? Otherwise experimental would also be great, that
> at least gives me a path forward for now.
> If you could backport this one-line fix that would really help me:
> (you can append .patch to the url):
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/a4fad73c86a2eabe004e7cbaa8c9c0ff42146375
> I know the unstable API is a bit of a pain. To give you a heads up, in
> this release there were 2 such changes again:
>  - The CMAKE variable -DENABLE_XPDF_HEADERS has been renamed to
>  - Some of the internal headers and typedefs have been removed.
> See here for the homebrew discussion:
> https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/pull/35785
> Thanks again, let me know if you need help with debugging some issue!

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