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Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 pdfcrop will not work. It runs and produces a file, but the product is exactly the same as the original, with no cropping. Has anyone else noticed this? and does anyone know of a fix?

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pdfcrop (v0.4b) relies on pdfedit & will silently do nothing if pdfedit is not installed. You can install pdfedit as:

sudo apt-get install pdfedit
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Maybe you should take a look at this thread in which there are some useful infos:

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