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Bug 162575 - RFE: xpdf 2 does not understand PDF version 1.5
Summary: RFE: xpdf 2 does not understand PDF version 1.5
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xpdf
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-06 13:49 UTC by Andrew Gormanly
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: RHEL4
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-24 12:52:00 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Andrew Gormanly 2005-07-06 13:49:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050512 Red Hat/1.7.8-

Description of problem:
When opening some PDF files with xpdf 2.02, newer ones cause the error message:

Error: PDF version 1.5 -- xpdf supports version 1.4 (continuing anyway)

to be displayed.  It seems that this version of xpdf does not properly understand PDF version 1.5, only 1.4 and lower.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View a PDF 1.5 document

Actual Results:  Error message, sometimes bits of document not displayed.

Expected Results:  RHEL3 should include a PDF viewer capable of rendering these documents.

Additional info:

The version of acroread in RHEL3 has the same limitation; xpdf 3.0 does not have this issue, neither does Adobe Reader 7.0

The example URI above is the one that gave me the error message today, but there have been many others recently, and some were missing chunks (mostly images).

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2006-05-24 12:52:00 UTC
yes, updating to new xpdf 3.0 should resolve this problem. RHEL4 already 
includes the new xdpf-3.

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