On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 12:03:46PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
pdftk has a hard dependency on GCJ because it's a C++ program
uses a Java library (iText) through CNI. I once tried to rewrite
the C++ part in Java, but the existing command line parser is quite
involved, so I didn't quite get there.
Switch to pdftk version 2 doesn't change the basic architecture of
(We really want to get rid of GCJ.)
An additional reason is the fact, that pdftk2 may depend on iText5 or later.
For licensing reasons Fedora only provides iText-2.1.7 at the last release
of iText wihout any known licensing issues.
That are the two reasons why I'm not able to support pdftk on Fedora
anymore and was forced to reitred this package. I'm sorry for nayone
who maintaining any package with dependencies on this package.