Re: [htdig] Problems with PDF files


Subject: Re: [htdig] Problems with PDF files
From: David Adams (D.J.Adams@soton.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 08:25:23 PDT


>
> Hello,
>
> >
> > At 10:06 AM +0200 10/3/00, Martin Mielke wrote:
> > >Error (0): PDF file is damaged - attempting to reconstruct
> > xref table...
> > >Error: Couldn't find trailer dictionary
> > >Error: Couldn't read xref table
> > >Error (0): PDF file is damaged - attempting to reconstruct
> > xref table...
> > >Error: Couldn't find trailer dictionary
> > >Error: Couldn't read xref table
> > >Error (139803): Bad colorspace
> >
> > There are a few possibilities. One is that your max_doc_size
> > attribute is too small for your PDF files and so they're being
> > truncated.
> >
> > <http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#max_doc_size>
> >
>
> the max_doc_size is greater than the biggest PDF file actually

I would double check that, the symptoms are precisely those you
get with max_doc_size too small.

>
> > The other possibility, as the messages say, is that one or more of
> > your PDF files is actually damaged. In that case, the best thing to
> > do is to run htdig with more debugging turned on and send both STDOUT
> > and STDERR to a file to peruse. Obviously the files reported just
> > before this output would be ones to check.
>
> All PDFs are readable or, at least, Acrobat Reader 4.x doesn't complain ...

-- 
 
David J Adams
<D.J.Adams@soton.ac.uk>
Computing Services
University of Southampton

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