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I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command.
So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand the reasons why the outcome is never as expected.

  1. Laptop with Debian Jessie, simply installed through apt-get without any issue, with the latest QT Patched version installed.
  2. Virtual Machine with Debian Jessie, simply installed through apt-get without any issue, with the latest version installed (not QT-patched)
  3. Raspberry with minibian (Jessie), simply installed through apt-get without any issue, some 0.9.4v installed.

Only the first one allows for the use of xvfb and passing further arguments, both 2nd and 3rd have extremely limited options and the rendering is not quite perfect.

The questions are:

  • what defines which version will be installed when using apt-get?
  • why isn't the installation on the VM trying to fetch the qt-patched version (since both laptop and vm are virtually identical) ?
  • We're going to need more information. Obviously, the laptop and VM are not identical but we can't know how. For starters, please edit your question and add the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list and of any files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d from each of the machines. – terdon Feb 3 '16 at 12:48
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    Could you edit your question and show the output of apt-cache policy wkhtmltopdf on all three systems? – Stephen Kitt Feb 3 '16 at 12:48
  • Sure, as soon as I have a chance to get my hands on all three machines I will update the question. In the meantime, is there any general rule I'm not aware of? Or are these specs too much software-related to be considered without further details? – nxet Feb 5 '16 at 9:06

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