On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
Andrew Overholt wrote:
> * Andrew Haley [2009-02-02 07:45]:
>> Andrew Overholt wrote:
>>> Can anyone with CNI experience please help with this bug? I have heard
>>> of lots of people using pdftk and it would be nice if it was available
>>> in Fedora.
>> Well, I understand CNI well enough but I can't understand what the problem
>> is supposed to be.
> I'll try to explain it as I understand it:
> - pdftk is compiled by gcj using the C++ ABI, direct to native code
> - iText is compiled to bytecode (and GCJ AOT .sos)
> - pdftk used to bundle its own copy of iText; this isn't allowed by Fedora
> - pdftk needs iText to provide a C++-style .so for linking
OK, so all we need is a version of iText that is suitable for CNI. Is there
any reason not to add a subpackage of iText which provides such a thing?
Apart from the effort of doing it, I mean; I just wonder if there is any
technical reason why not.
No, there's no other reason. I asked for this many times and nobody
with CNI knowledge was willing to do it. As I stated before, I will be
glad to give comaintainership in pkgdb to anyone who wants to show
By the way, again as I stated before, itext needs bouncycastle,
bouncycastle-mail, pdf-renderer and dom4j. So those will probably need
to be CNI'ed as well. I'm the maintainer of the first 3 and can grant
comaintainership for them, but not for dom4j.