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Re: Is okular unable to open gzipped PDFs?

On Thursday 19 April 2012 12:04:34 Stanley Schade wrote:
> I'm running a Debian testing system with KDE 4.7.4. When I try to open a
> file  with the extension .pdf.gz with okular the following error message
> shows up:
> "Could not open /path/to/file.pdf.gz"

What if you decompress ("gunzip /path/to/file.pdf") the file and then do "file /path/to/file.pdf"?
Does it say it's a pdf file?

> Furthermore okular complains that it "can not find a plugin which is able
> to  handle the document being processed". I wonder if I am the only one to
> experience this behaviour since okular is linked to gzip-compressed PDF
> documents by default

There's the okular-extra-backends package, but I doubt it'll solve your issue.
I just gzipped a pdf file and okular opens it without problems on my system.

> according to a bug report (see link below) that I've 
> found it should be able to cope with *.pdf.gz files.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=255586

It would be better to link against the kde bug, since the debian bug only says "won't fix" for 
another package, namely kpdf


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