Debian Bug report logs - #589448
poppler-utils: pdftotext produces garbage text

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Package: poppler-utils; Maintainer for poppler-utils is Loic Minier <>; Source for poppler-utils is src:poppler.

Reported by: Mathieu Malaterre <>

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 20:51:07 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version poppler/0.8.7-3

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Report forwarded to, Loic Minier <>:
Bug#589448; Package poppler-utils. (Sat, 17 Jul 2010 20:51:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mathieu Malaterre <>:
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From: Mathieu Malaterre <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: poppler-utils: pdftotext produces garbage text
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 23:08:12 +0200
Package: poppler-utils
Version: 0.8.7-3
Severity: important

I am trying to convert a pdf file to text using your pdftotext
(thanks for this tool !). Unfortunately it is failing on the following
pdf file:

Command is:

 $ pdftotext -f 37 -l 37 -raw 07_06pu.pdf page37.txt

I ran the command via valgrind and could not see anything wrong
happening. System is linux debian unstable.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable'), (200, 'testing'), (100, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages poppler-utils depends on:
ii  libc6                    2.11.1-3        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libfontconfig1           2.8.0-2         generic font configuration library
ii  libgcc1                  1:4.4.2-9       GCC support library
ii  libpoppler3              0.8.7-3         PDF rendering library
ii  libstdc++6               4.4.2-9         The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxml2                  2.7.6.dfsg-2+b1 GNOME XML library

Versions of packages poppler-utils recommends:
ii  ghostscript        8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny1 The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF

poppler-utils suggests no packages.

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Severity set to 'normal' from 'important' Request was from Michael Gilbert <> to (Mon, 12 Sep 2011 01:48:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Mathieu Malaterre <>' from 'Mathieu Malaterre <>' Request was from Mathieu Malaterre <> to (Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:55:50 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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