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Precise: epdfview PDF Viewer fix

November 07, 2012 — BarryK
The 'epdfview' PDF Viewer application in Precise Puppy displays colours incorrectly, as reported here, with example PDF file:

It displays reddish instead of blue. Our example builtin to Puppy also has the same problem:

I compiled the latest versions of edpfview and poppler, still same problem.

Forum member rcrsn51 proposed rolling back to older poppler, and used the files from Slacko:

I am experimenting with keeping the official poppler (and utilities) and only rolling back the specific poppler libs needed for the epdfview from Slacko (874KB):

My PET works for me, and prints ok. I was wondering if others could confirm this, that it works on their pristine Precise pup.

Note, my solution is a compromise. Rolling back poppler completely may break other Ubuntu DEBs that may rely on features/symbols in the later official Ubuntu poppler.


It works.

Username: technosaurus
"In the next release or so mupdf is set to surpass popler based pdf viewers by adding javascript support and many others. I have been using it for a while just because it renders nicely and uses 1/3 of the resources of epdfview, but until recently it was only keybindings shortcut interface. I started a gtkdialog frontend for it similar to vlc-gtk if.anyone is interested in an alternative.

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