[poppler] Questions about building poppler-utils 0.50.0 rpm for CentOS 7

William Bader williambader at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 20 04:49:12 UTC 2017

I think that you will eventually have problems applying CentOS system updates if you replace the poppler package in the CentOS distribution with your package. If you need only a few of the poppler utilities and do not need libpoppler, you might be better off with a source build using configure --enable-static --disable-shared ; make, and then copying the utilities that you need to /usr/local/bin. Regards, William

From: poppler <poppler-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org> on behalf of Min Su <min.su at veeva.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:05 PM
To: poppler at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: [poppler] Questions about building poppler-utils 0.50.0 rpm for CentOS 7

Hi all,

I need to install poppler 0.50.0 on my CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511.

I took the Fedora SRPM, rebuild it on my system and got poppler-0.50.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm and poppler-utils-0.50.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm.

After install these rpms, I got the binary I need and it seems like it works well. But when I check the dependency of this binary, I found it has dynamic references to some libraries in my system, for example: fontconfig, the fontconfig on system is 2.10 but poppler 0.50.0 requires at least fontconfig 2.12.

Almost all dynamic dependencies on CentOS is very "old", and I don't want to upgrade all related libraries. What should I do now? Rebuild rpm with static reference? If so, how do I do that?

Is it risky to have poppler 0.50.0 with all these old references?

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