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Anyone know how to install pdftk for cPanel or CentOS?

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  1. wyattbiker

    wyattbiker Member

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    pdftk allows extraction of pdf data and does other powerful manipulations.

    These are the instructions they give but they don't specifically mention CentOS.

    Build Pdftk

    So I was wondering if redhat is the one I should follow or is it debian?

    They also have these. Not sure if these are the binary versions.

    Install Pdftk

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    I found it with yum

    yum install pdftk

    But I have added some extra repositories.
     
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    I did some quick checking, you need to have the RPMForge "extra" added to yum for the above to work. Here are the instructions for CentOs 5.x from AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge - CentOS Wiki if you have CentOs 4 do not follow the info below, use the web page.....I have set this up many times but you never know what people might do to the insructions so use at your own risk.

    Code:
    Log in as root
    
    cd /usr/local/src
    
    Type
    uname -i 
    
    To see which package you need
    Pick one of the below vdepending on the output of uname -i
    
    i386
    wegt http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm 
    
    x86_64 
    wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm 
    
    Then type
    rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
    
    Verify the downloaded package
    rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
    
    Install RPM
    rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
    
    Then
    yum install pdftk
    
    
     
  4. wyattbiker

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    Yep, that did it. I got version 1.41. I did some tests and works great. Their latest version is 1.44. I wonder if there is a way to get that through yum. I tried upgrade/update option but to no avail. Do I need to email someone to update the yum database?

    Following are the exact commands I used. Thanks for your help.
    Code:
    1011  cat /proc/version
     1012  cd /usr/local/src
     1013  uname -i
     1015  wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm
     1017  rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
     1018  rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
     1019  rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
     1020  yum install pdftk
     1021  pdftk --version
    pdftk 1.41 a Handy Tool for Manipulating PDF Documents
    Copyright (C) 2003-06, Sid Steward - Please Visit: http://www.pdftk.com
    
     
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    I don't know who ports the 10,000+ packages they have from one version to another you could join thier mailing list and ask FrontPage - RPMRepo Wiki

    In look at the pdftk web site it looks simple to install, download and unzip the source then type make -f Makefile.RedHat according to thier instructions, as long as the gcc complier is the right version it should compile, I would look at the makefile to be sure. I would also guess you would nee to actually type make -f Makefile.RedHat install

    The "Extras" Repo just makes lif easier :) Glad you got it working.
     
    #5 rhenderson, Feb 4, 2011
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