Bug#567363: evince cannot correctly save some pdf forms

Andrew Moise andrew.moise at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 14:43:48 UTC 2015

  I just encountered this in a more serious form -- evince now
attempts to save filled in data in forms, but doesn't it doesn't
always work. I was also filling in my tax information to an IRS form,
tested to make sure saving the form data worked before I got started,
and then started filling things out -- when I saved partway through, I
got a corrupt file and lost all my information.
  I'm having difficulty reproducing the bug, but I do have the saved
corrupt files (two different kinds: one was just a 0-byte file, the
other seemed to include the filled in form data but none of the data
from the original PDF, and is not a valid PDF). To me this seems like
it should have severity "serious", since it leads to data loss in its
current form -- no?
  This is with evince 3.14.1-1; here's my dependency information:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.8.11 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: unable to detect

Versions of packages evince depends on:
ii  evince-common              3.14.1-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic  3.12.0-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                      2.19-13
ii  libcairo-gobject2          1.14.0-2.1
ii  libcairo2                  1.14.0-2.1
ii  libevdocument3-4           3.14.1-1
ii  libevview3-3               3.14.1-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.42.1-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.14.5-1
ii  libnautilus-extension1a    3.14.1-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0             1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0        1.36.8-3
ii  libsecret-1-0              0.18-1+b1
ii  libxml2                    2.9.1+dfsg1-4
ii  shared-mime-info           1.3-1
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

Versions of packages evince recommends:
ii  dbus-x11  1.8.12-3
ii  gvfs      1.22.2-1

Versions of packages evince suggests:
ii  nautilus      3.14.1-2
ii  poppler-data  0.4.7-1
pn  unrar         <none>

-- no debconf information

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