Bug#369994: kpdf cannot open password protected pdf files
I ran into exactly the same problem - seemingly. My monthly earning
statements has started to come to me in an encrypted PDF file, and it looked
to me as if kpdf sometimes refused to acknowledge the password. I found this
bugreport, and realized I had the same problem as had the submitter - my
earning statements are confidential, too. What I did next was to retrieve
and compile the source codes for kdegraphics and xpdf for a pair of
comparative gdb session. At which time I discovered that the password I was
prompted for was that of kdewallet - kpdf is activating kdewallet before it
is asking for the pdf password, and if kdewallet has not been activated
earlier in the KDE session, it is asking for password. This explains why I
sometimes succeeded in opening the files and sometimes not.
First I felt a little stupid, but then I realized that this is actual a very
easy observation mistake to make. You expect a prompt for a password, you
get one, then you don't read the prompt text.
Could it be that the submitter of this bug report has made the same
observation mistake? If that is the case the bug could be closed.
Peder Chr. Nørgaard e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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