Re: Upstream ChangeLog in PDF documentation
Personally I would do one of the following, in decreasing order of
preference. You might find that whatever the PDF is built from is
easier to convert to plain text than the PDF itself. Check in the
Title/Producer/Creator fields of the PDF for some hints on what might
be the source code for the PDF.
Ask upstream to create plain text NEWS and ChangeLog files for their
Ignore the problem altogether.
Create the files from the PDF in debian/rules build. No need for an
extra script nor a patch containing the results.