SWFTools is a collection of utilities for working with Adobe Flash files (SWF files).
Get necessary libraries and extract
Note: v8 produced errors in swftools install so I grabbed v7, which worked wonderfully.
Now order of install. First we install jpeg:
Freetype is a little trickier. For install you have to reset cache, set flags, run ranlib (not sure why but it wouldn’t work without for me, if you know I’d love an explanation)
If you want to be able to convert pdf files into text you have to install xpdf. Fortunately aptitude does provide us with the right libraries this time.
And now for the final step: