PDF Links not working in evince

Bug #676401 reported by Christopher M. Penalver on 2010-11-17
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upstream URL:

Binary package hint: evince

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Natty (development branch)
Release: 11.04

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

apt-cache policy evince
  Installed: 2.32.0-0ubuntu12
  Candidate: 2.32.0-0ubuntu12
  Version table:
 *** 2.32.0-0ubuntu12 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy evince
  Installed: 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.32.0-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy acroread
  Installed: 9.4-1maverick1
  Candidate: 9.4-1maverick1
  Version table:
 *** 9.4-1maverick1 0
        500 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen is when one performs at the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/676401/+attachment/1736025/+files/SST_20101101_Nov_2010.pdf && evince SST_20101101_Nov_2010.pdf

then clicks the link on page 12 that states, "continue on page 31" the PDF immediately goes to page 31 in evince.

4) What happens instead is that it does not.

WORKAROUND: Use acroread.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: evince 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 17 02:55:14 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)

SourcePackage: evince

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Confirmed on Maverick with evince 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in evince:
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in evince:
importance: Low → Medium
João Matos (matosmeister) wrote :

confirmed on precise

Ohad Eytan (ohadey) wrote :

also in evince 3.6.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

tags: added: raring
Changed in evince:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: wily
Changed in evince:
status: Confirmed → Expired
no longer affects: evince
tags: added: bionic
description: updated
Changed in evince:
status: Unknown → New
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