[OS X TeX] [OT] pdftk on OS X
costabel at wanadoo.fr
Thu Dec 25 08:41:33 EST 2008
Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 24.12.2008 um 18:01 schrieb Martin Costabel:
>> The huge building block for pdftk is gcc42, which is needed for the
>> java compiler.
> Why is javac inappropriate?
There are several reasons: First, the command line flags of javac and of
gcj have not much in common. Try to translate a command line like
-I"/sw/src/fink.build/pdftk-1.12-3/pdftk-1.12/java_libs" -c MD5.java -o
into javac. Good luck. It may be possible, but then you would have to
rewrite the whole build process of pdftk, which is based on gcj.
Second, pdftk is a mixture of C++ and java code. I don't know if Apple
supplies the necessary bindings. Try to find the equivalent of a C/C++
for Apple's C++ compiler. It may be possible, but then you would have to
rewrite much of the source code of pdftk.
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