pdftk - tool for manipulating PDF documents

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name pdftk
Package version 2.02
Package release 4build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 2.80 KB
Download size 679.41 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
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_2.02-4build1_amd64.deb 2.02 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
pdftk - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libgcj17 >= 5
libstdc++6 >= 5.2


Type URL
Binary Package pdftk_2.02-4build1_i386.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




2016-08-08 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
pdftk (2.02-4build1) yakkety; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild using gcj 6.
2016-04-18 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (2.02-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use again default gcj/g++ compiler. (Closes: #797841, #818778)
* debian/watch: Disable misleading PGP detection.
* debian/control: Use https:// links for Vcs-* and Homepage fields.
* debian/copyright: Update year.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7.
2015-07-02 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (2.02-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix bug that corrupts images in PDF files on (de)compressing.
(Closes: #787030)
* debian/copyright: Use different shortcuts for "other" licenses.
2014-10-20 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (2.02-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Implement 'inverted page ranges with "~"'. (Closes: #758761)
* debian/copyright: Fix paths.
* debian/watch: Fix URL, use https instead of http.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
2014-05-22 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (2.02-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Build with gcj/g++-4.9 instead of -4.8. (Closes: #747091)
* debian/copyright:
- Use new upstream name (PDFtk Server) and homepage.
(Closes: #726596)
- Update year.
* Adapt patches to new upstream version.
* Use "PDFtk" instead of "pdftk" in long description.
* Add debug package (pdftk-dbg).
* debian/rules: delete all generateds file in override_dh_auto_clean.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
2013-07-01 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (2.01-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- supports AES encryption. (Closes: #703591)
- crashes with some pdf 1.6 and 1.7 documents solved.
(Closes: #706075,  #714518)
* debian/patches/*: Drop upstream applied patches and rework the rest.
* Build with gcj/g++-4.8 instead of -4.7.
* Switch to debhelper compat v9.
* debian/copyright: Update years and paths.
* debian/control: Use anonscm.debian.org in VCS-* fields; Vcs-Git without
experimental branch.
* Fix hyphens in man page.
2013-02-03 - Johann Felix Soden <johfel@debian.org>
pdftk (1.45-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version. (Closes: #697642)
* Adapt patches to new upstream version and drop fix_infinite_loop_on_lf_eol
(solved differently by upstream).
* Use gcj/g++-4.7 instead of -4.6.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 and add experimental branch to Vcs-Git.
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.

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