Re: stretch: pamscale missing in Netpbm
On Tue, 9 Oct 2018, Brian wrote:
On Tue 09 Oct 2018 at 14:29:59 +0200, Roger Price wrote:
It looks as if pamscale is missing from Netpbm in stretch.
Please read http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/getting_netpbm.php
Thanks for the link. A strange situation. In case any other Debian user ever
looks for "unimportant" programs in Netpbm, I attach the answer.
« But if you use Debian or Ubuntu, note that their Netpbm package is essentially
Netpbm 9.25 from 2002, minus a bunch of unimportant programs. Also note that the
Debian version numbering is not consistent with Sourceforge Netpbm, so a program
may appear to be from e.g. Sourceforge Netpbm 10.0, but is actually 9.25. In
2002, Debian decided for various reasons not to distribute regular Netpbm and
instead created its own variation of it. That variation was too hard to update
with ongoing development on the main branch of Netpbm, so no one has done so.
Ubuntu is based on Debian. There is a Debian bug report and a Ubuntu bug report
about this. The Debian bug report was opened in 2006 and something updating the
Debian package to current Sourceforge Netpbm was uploaded somewhere in June
2017; it will presumably be in Debian and Ubuntu releases soon. (The foregoing
is so as of September 2017). »