Install pdftotext

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

To install the pdftotext component, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the server console and execute the following command:

    • Debian:

        $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y xpdf
    • CentOS:

        $ sudo yum install poppler-utils
  • Update the config.php file by adding the line below to it:

NOTE: Depending on your installation type, the ResourceSpace config.php file will be located in the following paths:

  • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages): installdir/resourcespace/include/config.php

  • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations): installdir/apps/resourcespace/htdocs/include/config.php

  • Restart Apache:

      $ sudo installdir/ restart apache
Last modification June 16, 2021