Ubuntu: How to upgrade poppler-utils to latest version?



Question:

My system has poppler-utils v0.24.5. From the official site I found that the latest version is 0.40.0.

I tried to update it using following command

sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade poppler-utils

but it doesn't upgrade and show following message.

poppler-utils is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 not upgraded.

Can anybody please help me to upgrade to latest version?


Solution:1

This is because Ubuntu focuses on stability, not bleeding edge packages, this means that the software in the repositories can be outdated and you must build it from source yourself.

First remove the current installed version

sudo apt-get purge poppler-utils  

Install the required build tools

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall  

Run these commands to build and install

wget --directory-prefix=~ poppler.freedesktop.org/poppler-0.40.0.tar.xz  tar -xvzf ~/poppler-0.40.0.tar.xz  cd ~/poppler-0.40.0  ./configure  make  sudo checkinstall  

Now poppler-0.40.0 is installed on your computer.


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