Poppler on Debian

Jeroen Ooms jeroen at berkeley.edu
Thu Feb 21 14:40:01 GMT 2019

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:09 PM Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu at debian.org> wrote:
> On 09/01/2019 14:34, Jeroen Ooms wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I was wondering if it would be possible to update the 'poppler'
> > package to the latest 0.73 release:
> > https://packages.debian.org/source/sid/poppler
> >
> > This version has a few important bug fixes related to encoding, which
> > we need for the R bindings.
> 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 have opened a MR on salsa with a backport of the patch we need. It
is a one-line patch and I confirmed locally that this solves the
encoding bug we are seeing. I would really appreciate if somebody
could review / merge this MR:

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