Peter von Kaehne
refdoc at gmx.net
Wed Nov 18 15:52:47 MST 2009
Thanks to some makefiles which I have received offline I can now compile.
It fails though during linking, I think:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpdf
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [pdf2xml] Error 1
Anyone can tell me what this means?
Greg Hellings wrote:
> I'm running into significant challenges building it with their
> Makefiles, mainly related to them using some version of GString that
> results in either 1) not including the file the declares it or, 2)
> including a file which does not declare the proper GString type.
> Beyond that, there are more errors all over the place in the code. It
> must be expecting a very old version of the dependent libraries OR the
> developers did not leave CVS in a useful state when they abandoned it.
> My guess is, use the Windows binary and pray that it actually works.
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
>> A user of our software advised me of this piece of software which I
>> think might occasionally come handy:
>> It appears that it can deal with embedded fonts and produces apparently
>> excellently structured output. I have unfortunately not managed to
>> compile it despite thinking it should be straightforward.
>> There is no make file, just a short explanation for compiling, which I
>> seemingly completely misunderstood.
>> What I did at the toplevel of the source directory was
>> gcc -I xpdf -I xpdf/fofi -I xpdf/goo -I xpdf/xpdf -I image/zlib -I
>> image/png -I /usr/include pdf2xml.cpp
>> But this was obviously wrong. It produced a huge pile of error messages
>> suggesting that it did not find all kinds of libpng related stuff. I
>> have obviously installed libpoppler-dev and libpng-dev.
>> I am aware of a whole bunch of public domain texts which are only
>> published in PDF format but would suddenly become accessible to us.
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