The last few days i have been trying to decompose pdftk into a library plus a binary that uses it instead of a monolithic binary so that we can use that lib to implement wish #86787. I have almost finished but i would like that some testers tried the package to see if the autotools thing I've created works (pdftk was using hardcoded makefiles) and if pdftk binary i produce has the same behavior old one had (you have to be a previous pdftk user to know that ;))
The package can be downloaded from http://kgeography.berlios.de/pdftklib.tar.bz2 and to test it you need to do the usual
./configure --prefix /usr
Keep in mind that --prefix /usr may not be the "right" place in your system and that make install will overwrite your old pdftk so backup it elsewhere
So please if you try it leave a comment saying the system you use and if it worked or not.