Re: "xv", the program (was Re: comapq armada m700 & ATI Rage ...)
On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 10:34:28AM -0400, Paul Kimoto wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 03:57:08PM +0200, Bernhard Kleine wrote:
> > IIRC xv is the graphic viewer of unix mainframe. I
> > displays bitmaps, converts them etc. That's why I wonder where this
> > standard program is in the debian distribution.
> The "xv" program is not free software and so cannot be in Debian.
If one wants to get xv as a debian package, one can download a redhat
rpm and use alien to create a debianized package. I've done this ever
since debian stopped including it and it works fine. I prefer xv's
approach to any other single image program I've seen in Linux.
The "world of XV" is at http://www.trilon.com/xv/ and one can download
the binary redhat rpm and build a debian package out of it by doing an
apt-get install alien and then run alien against the downloaded rpm
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