Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Oct 21 23:40:49 CEST 2019

    I'm not sure whether the build set up uses 
    the Poppler branch for PDF data retrieval.

pdftex binaries made for native TL builds use our own libxpdf, not
poppler.  Distros (unfortunately) use poppler. Poppler is unusable for
our trying-to-be-widely-usable binaries because developers aggressively
use new C++ features. -k

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