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[Bug 1523235] Re: Evince crashes when PDF is rewritten by pdflatex


This happens for me when I recompile a document in pdflatex and the
number of pages decreases---this behaviour is reproducible. It doesn't
however occur if I clone upstream evince and compile it.

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  Evince crashes when PDF is rewritten by pdflatex

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Bug description:
  When using Evince as PDF viewer for work with LaTeX, Evince often
  crashes when pdflatex rewrites the PDF. This seems much likely to
  happen when pdflatex ended with an error in normal stop mode
  (-interaction errorstopmode). It happens however, in other pdflatex
  interaction modes and possibly even when the file is rewritten without
  any errors (although less likely).

  There are or were similar bugs, namely Bug #36250, Bug #16973, and Bug
  #137635, but this one seems different because it is happening only
  lately to me and these bugs are old. I was using this workflow in
  Ubuntu 14.04 and earlier and it worked well. Now I'm using Lubuntu
  15.04 and the crash is almost regular (when pdflatex fails).

  I realize that the PDF is invalid, so it is a bad situation for Evince
  but in past Evince was able to deal with that. I think it was just
  showing the old version of PDF. If it would show nothing it would be
  good as well, perhaps even better (but remembering the position in the
  document would be useful too).

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  Package: evince 3.14.2-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-39.44-generic 3.19.8-ckt9
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-39-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.8
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: LXDE
  Date: Sun Dec  6 08:53:58 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-09 (299 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
  SourcePackage: evince
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-05-30 (189 days ago)

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