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Old 08-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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poppler upgrade breaks inkscape


Today's upgrade of l/poppler-0.18 to version 0.20 in current has broken some pdf-depending programs for me: pdf-shuffler and inkscape, which had been fine before. Inkscape compiling hangs on '/pdfinput/svg-builder'(see attachment). Reverting to 0.18 makes inkscape work/compile again.

Pdf-shuffler (0.6) also stopped working because of a poppler-python (pypoppler-0.12.1) error: ' undefined symbol: poppler_page_render_selection_to_pixbuf'. (All are SlackBuilds).
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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We needed this upgrade to fix annotations in okular, but there are some things that we don't ship that are going to need patches to work with it, and inkscape is one of them. I have not tried this patch, but it might work:
Old 08-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Hi, Patrick,

Thank you very much for the tip (and the whole of Slackware of course :-). Found through that link that a newer version was available ( as well.

I adapted the 13.37 SBo SlackBuild and info files according to the archlinux script on The resulting inkscape folder in the SBo tree (including the used patches/inkscape-poppler020.patch, inkscape.SlackBuilds.sbopkg & files) can be downloaded from for anyone who would like to keep inkscape working on current.

I just completed my inkscape build with poppler-0.20 and it started up fine. So it seems to work.

Have a good weekend,



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