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pdftk & libgcj.8.so

Postby ignition » Fri Feb 13, 2009 14:06


I used pdftk before on sabayon 3.5 and it is a wonderful program for manipulating pdf-files. Unfortunately, at this moment, pdftk-1.41 is not working. I switched to sabayon 4 x86_64 with the latest updates and installed pdftk using spritz. When I try to start the program it returns:

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pdftk: error while loading shared libraries: libgcj.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I googled already but could not find a solution yet.

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Re: pdftk & libgcj.8.so

Postby WarraWarra » Fri Feb 13, 2009 19:20

equo libtest
equo deptest

If this is not fixing busted dependancy's or unhappy libs then do a source code install or emerge.

Might even try emerge --deep just in case some far fetched deps is missing.

Have a look at empty tree option in emerge and then buildpkg as this should show at least all the dependancies.
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Re: pdftk & libgcj.8.so

Postby ignition » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:40

Thanks WarraWarra for your reply.

Did already the libtest, deptest. deptest says there is a missing link, but does not repair anything. I tried the emerge -D but than emerge wants to emerge 29 packages and wants to downgrade portage to version 2.1.6, which I don't like. To avoid these things I tried to emerge pdftk-1.12, but same result. That's why I tried something else, which worked for me: pdfjam. It does what I want and it was an easy emerge...

Thanks again.
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Re: pdftk & libgcj.8.so

Postby witekmo » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:47

Three years passed and I`ve just encountered this bug about missing libgcj in pdftk :(. I filed the entry for bugzilla, maybe someone is going to fix it at last: https://bugs.sabayon.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3060
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