PdfEdit is pretty much the only FOSS low-level PDF-editing tool out there. It's pretty useful, and pretty recent since it's updated in 2012.
However, it's a shame that packages are nowhere to be found, and I cannot get it to compile from the source code on recent distro's.
Aparently, this software uses an ancient form of
Qt3. In order to build
Qt3 apps on
Qt4 systems, there is this library called
libqt4-qt3support and this tool called
qt3to4 in the package
libqt4-dev-bin. The idea is to convert the source code and compile the source with qt3-support.
I know nothing about
Qt, but the basic idea is this, while in the root directory of the project.
Qt3 source to
qt3to4 -alwaysOverwrite ./src/gui/*
Qt3 check from
configure by commenting the check out:
nano ./configure # isqmake3=`$testbin --version 2>&1 | grep '3\.[0-9][0-9]*\.[0-9][0-9]*'` # if test -z "$isqmake3" # then # testbin="" # fi
make && sudo make install
But make quits with an error:
... make: Leaving directory `/tmp/pdfedit/src' make: *** [source] Error 2
So, does anyone have the knowledge to make this work? It would be awesome. We can then apply this to other packages as well. And we can finally answer this question. :)