Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Install the latest versions of qpdfview/evince on Ubuntu / Debian


I was looking for a better PDF Viewer rather than Evince for my Ubuntu installation and I found the best one that can replace Evince is qpdfview. You can install it from Ubuntu repositories however you would miss the features available in the most recent version so I recommend compiling and installing the latest available version from source:

sudo apt-get remove evince qpdfview -y
sudo apt-get autoremove -y
sudo apt-get install qttools5-dev-tools libpoppler-qt5-dev libspectre-dev libdjvulibre-dev  libcups2-dev 
mkdir ~/src
cd ~/src
wget https://launchpad.net/qpdfview/trunk/0.4.16/+download/qpdfview-0.4.16.tar.gz
lrelease qpdfview.pro
qmake qpdfview.pro
make
sudo make install



You can also install the latest version of evince using the following commands as well:

cd ~/src
sudo apt-get install intltool libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libxml2-dev libxml2-utils libsecret-1-dev libnautilus-extension-dev libpoppler-glib-dev itstool libkpathsea-dev libgxps-dev libtiff5-dev libgirepository1.0-dev

wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/evince/3.22/evince-3.22.1.tar.xz
tar -xf evince-3.22.1.tar.xz
cd evince-3.22.1
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-compile-warnings=minimum --enable-introspection --disable-static
make
sudo make install

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