[CentOS-devel] Centos 5 RPM Submission - pdftk-1.12-1.src.rpm

Les Bell lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Mon Apr 16 04:19:29 UTC 2007

Spec file:
Summary:        pdftk - the pdf tool kit
Name:           pdftk
Version:        1.12
Release:        1
Packager:       Les Bell (lesbell at lesbell.com.au)
License:        GPL
URL:            http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
Source0:        %{name}-%{version}.tar.bz2
Patch0:         gcj4.patch
Group:          Applications/Publishing
BuildRoot:      %{_tmppath}/%{name}-root
Requires:       libgcj
BuildRequires:  gcc-java
BuildRequires:  libgcj-devel

If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover,
hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a
tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the top
of your desktop and use it to:

    * Merge PDF Documents
    * Split PDF Pages into a New Document
    * Decrypt Input as Necessary (Password Required)
    * Encrypt Output as Desired
    * Burst a PDF Document into Single Pages
    * Report on PDF Metrics, including Metadata and Bookmarks
    * Uncompress and Re-Compress Page Streams
    * Repair Corrupted PDF (Where Possible)

Pdftk is also an example of how to use a library of Java classes in a
stand-alone C++ program. Specifically, it demonstrates how GCJ and CNI
C++ code to use iText's (itext-paulo) Java classes.

%setup -q
%patch0 -p1

unset CLASSPATH && cd pdftk && make -f Makefile.RedHat && cd -

mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_bindir}
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_mandir}/man1
install -m 0755 pdftk/pdftk $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_bindir}/pdftk
install -m 0644 debian/pdftk.1 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_mandir}/man1/pdftk.1
gzip $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_mandir}/man1/pdftk.1


%doc pdftk.1.html  pdftk.1.notes  pdftk.1.txt

Source RPM URL: http://www.lesbell.org/pdftk-1.12-1.src.rpm

Binary RPM's are also available at http://www.lesbell.org if anyone just
can't wait.


I had pdftk working fine under CentOS 4.4, but upgrading to 5.0 (with gcj
4.1.1) broke the compile process with the following error:

PngImage.java:568: error: Class 'ImgRaw' not found in type declaration.

So I googled like crazy, worked out a fix, tested it, built a patch file
and packaged it up to save others the trouble. There is a spec file for
pdftk at svn.rpmforge.net, but it does not use a patch for this problem.


--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
Tel: +61 2 9451 1144
FreeWorldDialup: 800909

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