[CentOS] get pdftk into (or from) a repo

Sun May 14 22:48:45 UTC 2017
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 14/05/17 06:38, ken wrote:
> On 05/12/2017 03:39 AM, Philippe BOURDEU d'AGUERRE wrote:
>> Le 12/05/2017 à 02:46, ken a écrit :
>>> It's worth mentioning that this is a really nice utility for 
>>> manipulating PDFs, taking them apart, rearranging them, putting 
>>> pages together, and a whole lot more.  I've used it hundreds of 
>>> times. Probably anyone who has to work with PDFs would have need of it.
>> In Centos 7, poppler-utils RPM has pdfdetach and pdfunite utilities 
>> which allow to manipulate pages in a pdf. 
> That's great to know.  Linux should have multiple ways to do one and 
> the same thing.  In a free world we shouldn't be dependent on just one 
> solution.  Indeed, pdfedit is another app for manipulating PDFs.  
> Having skimmed through the docs on these and others mentioned in this 
> thread, none of them can, in addition, rotate selected pages (i.e., 
> turn them by 90, 180, or 270 degrees), plus select pages by the 
> keywords "odd" and "even".  The GIMP can be used to rotate PDFs, but 
> it's a PITA to do it there and it can't natively select and then so 
> manipulate multiple PDF pages programmatically.
> Rather than my repeated replying to this thread, docs on pdftk can be 
> found at https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/.
I have used pdftk for years and it met most of my needs - however when I 
moved to CentOS 7 as my work station it was not available. Looking at 
their web site they only mention CentOS 5 & 6 thus indicating that their 
support for linux has stalled or been removed and no development is 
happening. This has been the case for at least two years. Hence I have 
moved to the other tools that have been mentioned previously in this 
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