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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. Roger

« 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). »