How to install pdftk
on Arch Linux

pdftk

Scott Moser (smoser)

command-line tool for working with PDF files

pdftk is a command-line tool for working with PDF files. It is commonly used for client-side scripting or server-side processing of PDF files.

This snap is an unmodified Ubuntu 16.04 binary package that is re-packaged as a snap.

More info at https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/ .

If you have issues with the snap, please feel free to file them at https://github.com/smoser/pdftk/issues

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20 August 2018

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install pdftk

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install pdftk

To install pdftk, simply use the following command:

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