The Debian bug report clearly shows that current unstable still exhibits the bug.
Since Ubuntu is based on unstable, every Ubuntu version, released or in development, still exhibits this bug. As before, the bug is closed as "fixed", but it is not fixed. The first possible fix in an LTS release is in 22.04 LTS, if upstream picks the problem up and really fixes it. But since this report seems to show that it already is fixed, they might be lured into thinking it is fixed already. It is not. Even if we assume that the bug was fixed in 19.10 and then re-appeared, and possibly fixed in some experimental code base, just closing this bug is the surest way to have it re-appear again, because it was never diagnosed and knowingly fixed, but rather happened to not show itself in some random version of the software. This is very frustrating, and one of the reasons many people still think commercial proprietary software is of better quality than free software (as evidenced, e.g., in the IETF mailing list thread). :-(  https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/tools- discuss/vIR4w4Qgj796wcTkiNtK6ljMxss/ The poppler-using xpdf in 18.04 does not have this issue. The tools from poppler-utils work fine with the PDF documents in question. So is it really an issue in poppler? Or rather in the way evince uses poppler? I am not familiar with either code base, so I have no idea. The GNOME Document Viewer "evince" stands out as the only PDF viewer that actually crashes on those PDFs. Others display the PDFs, with some (e.g., MuPDF and gv) producing warning and/or error messages (but still correctly displaying the document). It also stands out as the default PDF viewer in Ubuntu. It is not a problem of PDF attachments not working in poppler based PDF viewers, because (using, e.g., pdftk) it is possible to take the problematic PDFs, extract the attachment, create a new PDF without attachment, but otherwise the same contents, and then (re-)attach the file extracted in the first step. The result works fine in evince (and does not produce error nor warning messages in MuPDF). I am sorry for venting my frustration. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to poppler in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1885313 Title: evince crashes when opening rfc8798.pdf Status in poppler package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in evince package in Debian: New Bug description: evince reproducabely crashes when opening the file rfc8798.pdf from https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8798.pdf: $ evince --version GNOME Document Viewer 3.28.4 $ evince rfc8798.pdf Segmentation fault (core dumped) $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS" Required information: 1) Ubuntu release info: $ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 2) Package version info: $ apt-cache policy evince evince: Installed: 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.2 Candidate: 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.2 Version table: *** 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.2 500 500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages 500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 3.28.2-1 500 500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages 3) Expected outcome: I expected evince to successfully open the PDF, allowing me to read the document. 4) Observed behavior: The default PDF reader of Ubuntu, evince, crashed (reporting a "segmentation fault". To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/+bug/1885313/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp