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Old 25th October 2010, 04:29 PM
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Evince can't open pdf files

I just installed F14 and evince can't open any pdf files (it says "File type PDF document (application/pdf) is not supported"). Running from the terminal gives:
Code:
(evince:6777): EvinceDocument-WARNING **: Cannot load backend 'pdfdocument' since file '/usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/libpdfdocument.so' cannot be read.
But the file is there, so I'm not sure why it can't be read.
Code:
# ls -l /usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/lib*
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root  19968 Sep 29 11:04 /usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/libcomicsdocument.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 150432 Sep 29 11:04 /usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/libdvidocument.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root  62480 Sep 29 11:04 /usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/libpdfdocument.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root  13992 Sep 29 11:04 /usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/libpsdocument.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root  41536 Sep 29 11:04 /usr/lib64/evince/3/backends/libtiffdocument.so
Postscript files can be opened with no issues...
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Old 25th October 2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: Evince can't open pdf files

what does:

rpm -V evince-libs

return? I can't reproduce this, wondering the library is corrupt on your system. Though it has the same file size on mine...what if you disable SELinux?
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Old 26th October 2010, 03:01 AM
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Re: Evince can't open pdf files

I actually found out what's the issue. I'm using the font patches from infinality.net, and for some reason those are messing with the pdf support. Once I uninstalled the infinality packages pdf is back to normal. Hopefully infinality will fix, since the difference with the default fonts is, to my taste, huge, but I need to be able to read pdfs .
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Old 26th October 2010, 07:36 PM
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Re: Evince can't open pdf files

ah.

I've no idea why that person doesn't send their ideas upstream...
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Old 26th October 2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: Evince can't open pdf files

I think he's trying to get the patch directly in freetype. And by the way, it turned out that it is not his freetype package that is causing the problem, but his patch for cairo (which seemingly is not needed anymore so now I have pdfs and nice fonts ).
 

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