Getting a with pdftk while using MAMP?

Posted on: 2010-02-05 10:08:10

Man, talk about a frustrating problem! I kept getting this errors while calling pdftk (from the mac installer, which the version as of this writing is 1.12):

Unhandled Java Exception: <>

Anyway, after much hair pulling, the answer was found! Before calling "shell_exec": (or whatever function you use to call pdftk) you need to unset the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

<code lang="php"># unset this so pdftk will work! putenv('DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH');

put the output in a variable

$pdf_data = shell_exec('/usr/local/bin/pdftk '. $file_name .' fill_form '. $fdf_fn. ' output - flatten');