The Acrobat Distiller 3.02 Y2K Update enables Acrobat Distiller 3.02 for UNIX to write the CreationDate correctly for PDF files created on or after January 1, 2000.
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Perl 4 or later installed on any of the following systems:
IBM AIX 4.2 or 4.3 with IBMﾒs Y2K patch installed
HP UNIX 10.x or 11.x with HPﾒs Y2K patch installed
Sun 5.4/Solaris 2.4 with Sunﾒs Y2K patch installed
Sun 5.5/Solaris 2.5 with Sunﾒs Y2K patch installed
Sun 5.6/Solaris 2.6 with Sunﾒs Y2K patch installed
Sun 5.7/Solaris 2.7
18 MB of hard disk space for Acrobat Distiller
32 MB RAM
The Acrobat Distiller 3.02 for UNIX Y2K Patch consists of two files:
- the distill file, which is the Distiller startup script.
- the distill.y2kfix.pl file, which is a Perl script that is invoked by the Distiller startup script.
To install the Acrobat Distiller 3.0.2 Y2K Update:
1. Make a backup copy of the distill file, which is located in the Distiller 3.02 installation directory. For example: cp distill distill.bak
2. Copy the distill file and the distill.y2kfix.pl file included in the archive to the Distiller 3.02 installation directory.
3. Make sure that the distill.y2kfix.pl file has execute permissions. For example:
chmod a+x distill.y2kfix.pl
4. Modify line 1 of the distill.y2kfix.pl file so that it contains the pathname to the Perl interpreter installed on your system.
5. Modify line 16 of the distill file so that the "install_dir" contains the pathname to the Acrobat Distiller 3.02 installation directory.
Perl is a programming language that may or may not already be on your system. If Perl is not installed on your system, your system administrator can download and install it for free. For more information, see http://www.perl.com/ .
When the patched Distiller is run on an individual workstation, the creation date will be set correctly for PDF files created on or after January 1, 2000.
However, when the patched Distiller is run as a daemon (server) using the "distilld" command, the creation date will not be set correctly for PDF files created on or after January 1, 2000 because the Patch does not work when Distiller is run as a daemon. This represents a problem only if your needs require the creation date to be accurate. If you are familiar with Perl, modifications to the distill.y2kfix.pl file will enable the patch to work when the patched Distiller is run as a daemon (server) using the "distilld" command. These modifications are not supported by Adobe Technical Support. However, you can share your experiences with other Acrobat users in Adobe's User to User Forums at http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/main.html.
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