Installing the epdfinfo server
If you install
pdf-tools via NonGNU ELPA or MELPA, you don’t need to worry about this separate server installation at all.
Note: You’ll need GNU Emacs ≥ 26.3 and some form of a GNU/Linux OS. Other operating systems are not officially supported, but
pdf-tools is known to work on many of them.
epdfinfo install script takes care of installing all the necessary pre-requisites on supported operating systems (see list below). See the section on to learn how to add your favorite Operating System to this list.
Similarly, package-managers are not officially supported, but
pdf-tools is known to be available on some of them. See the section on to avoid manual installation of server / server prerequisites.
Installation Instructions for
$ git clone https://github.com/vedang/pdf-tools $ cd /path/to/pdf-tools $ make -s # If you don't have make installed, run ./server/autobuild and it will install make
This should give you no error and should compile the
epdfinfo server. If you face a problem, please report on the issue tracker!
The following Operating Systems / package managers are supported. Note: The package manager used to install pre-requisites should be installed on your OS for the script to work:
- Debian-based systems (
- Windows (MSYS2/ MingW):
- openSUSE (Tumbleweed and Leap):
- Void Linux:
- Apline Linux:
- Arch Linux: