pdftk - tool for manipulating PDF documents

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name pdftk
Package version 1.44
Package release 7
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 2.93 KB
Download size 958.87 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic stapler-remover,
hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a
simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the
top drawer of your desktop and use it to:
- Merge PDF documents
- Split PDF pages into a new document
- Decrypt input as necessary (password required)
- Encrypt output as desired
- Fill PDF Forms with FDF Data and/or Flatten Forms
- Apply a Background Watermark
- Report PDF on metrics, including metadata and bookmarks
- Update PDF Metadata
- Attach Files to PDF Pages or the PDF Document
- Unpack PDF Attachments
- Burst a PDF document into single pages
- Uncompress and re-compress page streams
- Repair corrupted PDF (where possible)


Package Version Architecture Repository
pdftk_1.44-7_i386.deb 1.44 i386 Debian Main
pdftk - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libgcj12 >= 4.6
libstdc++6 >= 4.4.0


Type URL
Binary Package pdftk_1.44-7_amd64.deb
Source Package pdftk

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pdftk deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pdftk




2013-01-08 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (1.44-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Add patch to solve failures with particular PDF 1.5 documents generated
e.g. by newer pdflatex versions: Do not fail if an ObjStm ends with a
number. (Closes: #687669)
Thanks to Robin Houston <robin.houston@gmail.com>.
2012-09-03 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (1.44-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix burst command. It produced non-standard-conform pdf files whose unused
xref entries were wrongly marked as used. (Closes: #685983)
* debian/*: Change my e-mail address and remove DM upload rights.
2012-02-23 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.44-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add patches to fix
- infinite loop with non-standard-conform pdf files.
- NullPointerException on some pdf files.
Thanks to Robin Houston <robin@mysociety.org>.
(side-effect: Closes: #650628)
* Overwrite additionally LC_ALL and LC_MESSAGES to circumvent
libgcj problems with de_AT.UTF-8.
* debian/copyright: Use copyright-format/1.0 and update years.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
2011-09-25 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.44-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Warn instead of fail processing a DRM protected pdf file if there is no
owner password supplied. (Closes: #531529)
* Support dpkg-buildflags, update patches/customise_build_parameters.
* Switch to debhelper compat v8
* debian/copyright: Update to latest DEP5 format and update years.
2011-05-14 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.44-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* Build-Depend (temporary) on gcj-jdk/g++ 4.6 to fix FTBFS. (Closes: #624778)
* debian/{control,rules}: Remove (now unneeded) dependency on libgcj-bc.
* Remove dependency on libbcprov-java again since ClassNotFoundException is
just produced by removed but not purged java security packages.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
* Merge 1.41+dfsg-10 and 1.41+dfsg-11:
- Support PROMPT for user_pw and owner_pw simultaneously.
(Closes: #614071)
2011-01-18 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.44-2) experimental; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Re-add dependency on libbcprov-java. (Closes: #610394)
- Build-depend on gcj-jdk instead of transitional gcj. (Closes: #606906)
2010-10-30 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.44-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version. (Closes: #600791)
* debian/NEWS: Add notice about the new *_utf8 operations.
* Upstream has DFSG-cleaned the bundled itext-paulo library.
- debian/{control,rules}: Switch back to usage of bundled libraries.
+ This fix a problem with generate_fdf. (Closes: #588074)
- Repacking is not needed anymore. Change debian/watch accordingly.
* debian/patches/*: Drop all patches that are now applied
by upstream or adapts pdftk to itext 2.1.7.
* debian/copyright: Add copyright information of the bundled libraries and
update copyright years.
* debian/patches/customise_build_parameters replaces the old
build_with_gcc-4.3 patch.
* Update debian/(control,copyright,watch) to new upstream homepage.
* Install the now with upstream coming man page and changelog.
2011-02-19 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.41+dfsg-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Support PROMPT for user_pw and owner_pw simultaneously.
(Closes: #614071)
* Backport from 1.43: Support filenames starting with the keywords 'odd',
'even', 'end'. (Closes: #609471)
2010-12-14 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.41+dfsg-10) unstable; urgency=high
* Do not create a random owner password if only user password should
be set. (Closes: #607018)
2010-08-08 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de>
pdftk (1.41+dfsg-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix pdf compression support: Uncompressed files can now be
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.

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