Possible xpdf packaging error?

airplanemath airplanemath@aol.com
Thu Apr 7 15:13:46 GMT 2022

On Thu, Apr 07 2022, Eliot Moss wrote:

> Dear Cygwin-ers --
> Today I had use for pdftotext.  It man page is installed, but the program
> itself is missing.  On Ubuntu (etc.) it is part of the xpdf package, the
> Cygwin version of which I have installed.  pdftotext.cc is in the source
> package, but its executable is not present in the binary package.
$ cygcheck -p bin/pdftotext
Found 6 matches for bin/pdftotext
poppler-debuginfo-0.88.0-1 - poppler-debuginfo: Debug info for poppler
poppler-debuginfo-0.88.0-2 - poppler-debuginfo: Debug info for poppler
poppler-debuginfo-21.01.0-1 - poppler-debuginfo: Debug info for poppler
poppler-0.88.0-1 - poppler: PDF manipulation utilities
poppler-0.88.0-2 - poppler: PDF manipulation utilities
poppler-21.01.0-1 - poppler: PDF manipulation utilities

Try installing poppler

> So I am wondering if this is intentional (is pdftotext somewhere else?) or an
> oversight.  The situation seems the same from at least the 4.01.01 release
> onward to 4.03 (current) release.

This looks to be intentional, given the mention in the last several
announcements, e.g.

> I suppose I can try getting all the necessary dependencies and building from
> source, if need be, but though this worth asking about.
> Regards - Eliot Moss

Other ways to check are cygcheck -p pdftotext.exe or

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