NetBSD Problem Report #47936

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From: schaecsn@gmx.net
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Subject: thumbpdf does not work
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>Number:         47936
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       thumbpdf does not work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jun 16 17:10:00 +0000 2013
>Last-Modified:  Tue Jun 18 23:40:01 +0000 2013
>Originator:     Stefan
>Release:        Slackware 13.0 / pkgsrc 2013Q1
>Organization:
>Environment:
>Description:
thumbpdf does not work.

>How-To-Repeat:
How it looks on Debian (how it should look like):

$ a2ps /etc/motd -o - | ps2pdf - out.pdf
[/etc/motd (plain): 1 page on 1 sheet]
[Total: 1 page on 1 sheet] sent to the standard output

$ thumbpdf out.pdf 
THUMBPDF 3.15, 2012/04/18 - Copyright (c) 1999-2012 by Heiko Oberdiek.
*** make png files / run Ghostscript ***
Processing pages 1 through 1.
[1]
*** make `thumbpdf.pdf' / run pdfTeX ***
*** parse `thumbpdf.pdf' ***
*** write `out.tpt' (pdfTeX thumbnail data) ***
*** clear temp files ***
*** ready. ***


How it looks on pkgsrc

$ a2ps /etc/motd -o - | ps2pdf - out.pdf
[/etc/motd (plain): 1 page on 1 sheet]
[Total: 1 page on 1 sheet] sent to the standard output

$ thumbpdf out.pdf 
THUMBPDF 3.7, 2004/11/19 - Copyright (c) 1999-2004 by Heiko Oberdiek.
*** make png files / run Ghostscript ***
Processing pages 1 through 1.
[1]
*** make `thumbpdf.pdf' / run pdfTeX ***
*** parse `thumbpdf.pdf' ***
*** clear temp files ***
!!! Error: `obj' expected on line 2!
>Fix:
pkgsrc's version lags somewhat behind. How about an upgrade?

>Audit-Trail:
From: Stefan Schaeckeler <schaecsn@gmx.net>
To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: pkg/47936: thumbpdf does not work
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:37:28 -0700 (PDT)

 Debian uses texlive that comes with a recent thumbpdf version. Like NetBSD, FreeBSD is still using teTeX with the same old thumbpdf version. That's a good point of comparision.

 The error results from a "wrong" intermediate file "thumbpdf.pdf". The second line is expected to be the "obj" line.

 FreeBSD thumbpdf.pdf:

 %PDF-1.4
 4 0 obj <<
 /Length 54


 Pkgsrc thumbpdf.pdf:

 %PDF-1.5
 %DOAO
 10 0 obj <<


 The second line is a comment and not expected by thumbpdf. I tried to reproduce it with a minimal .tex file:

 $ cat hello.tex
 hello world
 \bye
 $ pdftex hello.tex

 Same here. FreeBSD generates the obj line on line 2 and Pkgsrc on line 3.

 Not sure how to fix that. Either convince pdftex to generate pdf-1.4 files or make thumbpdf read over the second line (grep for "#get obj" in thumbpdf.pl).

  Stefan

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