[poppler] Error getting doc from file (newbie)

Joao Moreira joao.moreira at free.fr
Sun Jun 3 07:27:19 PDT 2007


I'm trying the simplest possible example to start working with poppler, and I
can't get the document to open. The error message says :

The URI '/home/joao/unidialog/200503.pdf' is not an absolute URI using the "file" scheme

but if I try to prepend "file://" or "file:///" I get a segmentation fault...

Here's my C++ code below. Can anyone tell me how this is supposed to work ? the
reference manual that comes with the poppler source is somewhat..terse :-)


// pdf -- first test using poppler

#include <iostream.h>
#include <glib.h>
#include <glib/poppler.h>

class Pdf {
  Pdf(const char *filename);

  PopplerDocument *doc;
Pdf::Pdf(const char *filename) {
  GError *err = NULL;
  doc = poppler_document_new_from_file(filename, NULL, &err);
  if(err != NULL) {
    cout << "Can\'t open " << filename << "\n";
    cout << err->message << "\n";

main(int argc, char **argv)
  char *filename = "/home/joao/unidialog/200503.pdf";

  Pdf *pdf = new Pdf(filename);

Joao Moreira de Sa Coutinho
joao.moreira at free.fr

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