evince does not save filled PDF forms

Bug #1153517 reported by Till Kamppeter on 2013-03-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Evince
Expired
Critical
evince (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
poppler (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

This looks very similar to bug 153428, but it does not seem to be exactly the same.

I am on Raring and open the attached PDF file with a form. I can fill in the form without problems, but if I want to save the form (there is only "Save a copy ..." not "Save", as already complained about in bug 153428) I get the error message

The file could not be saved as "...".
Document is encrypted

The issuer of the form has explicitly allowed to save the filled form. Adobe Reader on 32-bit Precise saves it without problems and with the filled fields (and I can load the saved form with evince on my Raring box and print it with the filled data).

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

According to the upstream bug report this is a Poppler bug, fixed in 0.22.x. Can Ubuntu Raring be updated to 0.22.x or the fix be backported to Raring?

Adding Poppler task.

Changed in poppler (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.04
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Till: we can't update, the new version broke abi compatibility and require a transition, it's too late to do that for raring. We might be able to backport a selected fix though

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-13.04-beta-1 → none
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package poppler - 0.22.4-0ubuntu1

---------------
poppler (0.22.4-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  * New upstream release 0.22.4 (LP: #1135995).
    - Should fix the text selection problems (LP: #39890).
    - Should fix issues with PDF forms (LP: #1153517).
  * Drop all upstream patches and refresh other patches.
  * Change the soname version in package name: libpoppler28 -> libpoppler37.
  * Update symbols files.
  * Update debian/copyright (taken from Debian packaging Git).
 -- Dmitry Shachnev <email address hidden> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:07:14 +0400

Changed in poppler (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Now I can save filled forms via "Save a copy ..." in evince, but it would be great if the interface had also "Save" now.

Changed in evince:
status: New → Expired
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