Which is the best PDF utility ?

edward kouye at wanadoo.fr
Thu Apr 28 05:14:38 PDT 2005

I installed it though pkg_add -r kdegraphics3. Install seemed to go all 
right. Then the software added itself to the K menu. But KPDF doesn't 
launch. When started from the console, I get :
# kpdf
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libidn.so.16" not found, required 
by "kpdf"
My guess is that there is version mixup involving one of the 
dependencies used by KPDF. Any idea which dependency is concerned or how 
I can bail out of this ?

Henry Miller wrote:
> On 4/26/2005 at 19:13 edward wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>Just wanted to know which is, according to you, the best utility to
> read 
>>PDF files. I notice the Acrobat7 port is mentioned as "broken" in the 
>>notes. Which program (not necessarily Adobe) would be the best 
>>alternative for everyday PDF reading ? Oh, almost forgot, I use KDE.
>>Thanks for your insight on this.
> kpdf, which is based on xpdf (other recommended xpdf) is a part of KDE,
> and thus integrates well with the rest of your KDE environment.  I like
> it.   The Adobe reader would be better if it wasn't such a pain to
> install and use.   (I have a windows machine with acrobat, but when I
> need to view a pdf I move to my FreeBSD machine so I can use kpdf)
> kpdf is a part of kdegraphics, which is in ports as:
> /usr/ports/graphics/kdegraphics3
> I'd call this your best bet because you use KDE already.

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