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    How-to manipulate PDF files

    Hello,

    Ive found this nice how-to about "Manipulating PDFs with the PDF Toolkit"

    The pdf toolkit is currently avaiable from the Extras repository.

    So, a simple

    Code:
    yum install -y pdftk
    should do the job.


    There is also some GUI for those who do not want to work in the command line:

    You can download the binary gui from the site and execute it. No need to install.

    But, in order to execute the binary, you should first have these two packages installed:

    Code:
    yum install -y gdk-pixbuf gdk+
    I find it useful.

    Any other ideas for doing the same job?

    Cheers,
    Duli
    Last edited by Duli; 14th March 2007 at 07:48 PM.

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    sorry, but I cannot install pdftk via yum.
    It seems excluded from fedora 8 repo.
    Or, I didn't install extra repo. If so, how can I install extra repo for fedora 8?

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    Hum... Check this site: http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/#packages

    It has some suse rpms. May work along with Fedora.

    Cheers
    Duli

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    There's also PDFEdit available in Yum (http://pdfedit.petricek.net/pdfedit.index_e)

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    It has some suse rpms. May work along with Fedora.
    I am not clear about RPMs. Are all .rpm packages from other distributions compatible to Fedora?

    There's also PDFEdit available in Yum
    Yeah.. I installed pdfedit via Yum. And I need googling to find some tricks or tutorials, available by commands in terminal. For instances, some commands or scripts to combine multiple pdf files to one united pdf file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffhjeon
    I am not clear about RPMs. Are all .rpm packages from other distributions compatible to Fedora?
    No, different distro's use different packaging standards. They also contain fixes/modifications specific to that distro. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.

    If they don't, see if you can get a .src.rpm and try rebuilding it. Sometimes that works.
    S.C.O.U.R.G.E. Heroes of lesser renown, contributor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadgolem
    Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
    I see.
    I have one more question. Is it safe? I mean, doesn't the rpm for other distro crash my fedora system, generally? (they can ignore very abnormal cases.)
    I am worry about crashing my system by installing other distro's rpm package.

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    Use a yum and localinstall like this.
    Code:
    su
    cd where/you/put/the/rpm
    yum --nogpgcheck localinstall packagename.rpm
    yum will look and see if you are going to try and overwrite something other then a config file. If you are, it will give you a conflict error.

    It is possible to crash a system with foreign rpms, though in this case exceptionally unlikely. If that happens, reboot the system and run.
    Code:
    su
    yum remove packagename
    Generally if there is a problem with a foreign rpm, it either will not install, or the application will crash as soon as launched. It is really very rare for an application crash to take the whole system down.

    The exception to this is with a foreign package that "updates" an existing system package. That can bork a lot of things. Adding applications though, is usually pretty safe.
    S.C.O.U.R.G.E. Heroes of lesser renown, contributor.

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    Thank you..

    Now, I can get and install foreign rpms without fears.

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