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Re^2: PDF::FromHTML installation problem or script?

by jonnyfolk (Vicar)
on Aug 10, 2006 at 14:07 UTC ( #566625=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread PDF::FromHTML istallation problem or script?

Thanks for your reply, davorg.

I have checked the installed modules and PDF::API2 has been installed - might there have been a faulty installation do you think, or is there anyway I can meaningfully call it up in my script to overcome this?

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Re^3: PDF::FromHTML installation problem or script?
by davorg (Chancellor) on Aug 10, 2006 at 15:21 UTC

    There's a chain here. PDF::FromHTML uses PDF::Writer which uses either PDF::API2 or pdflib. If PDF::API is installed correctly then PDF::Writer should use that in preference to pdflib. The fact that it's looking for pdflib (as shown in the error message in your original post) means that there's almost certainly something wrong with the installation of either PDF::API2 or PDF::Writer.

    I'd test those assumptions by writing small test programs that use those modules. Work up from the bottom level (PDF::API2) and see at what level things start to go wrong. Then go to your provider and ask them how they installed (and tested) the modules.


    "The first rule of Perl club is you do not talk about Perl club."
    -- Chip Salzenberg

      I have now researched this and have found that the problem is in PDF::Template:

      "Currently, the only PDF rendered PDF::Template supports is PDFLib (available at An upcoming release of PDF::Template will also support PDF::API2. Unless you need Unicode support, PDFLib Lite is sufficient (and free). Please see for more details."

      I have consequently asked my provider to install Lite and await their response...

      Thanks for your help.

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