Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131850
Please add the package "potrace" to FC3
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:47:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
potrace is a very useful package. It's a 98kb binary RPM and it's 100%
GPL. Please consider adding it for future Fedora distributions.
potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a
bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap (PBM, PGM,
PPM, or BMP format), and the default output is an encapsulated
PostScript file (EPS). A typical use is to create EPS files from
scanned data, such as company or university logos, handwritten notes,
etc. The resulting image is not "jaggy" like a bitmap, but smooth. It
can then be rendered at any resolution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try running "potrace" ... command not found
2. rpm -q potrace ... not there! :(
Actual Results: potrace is not part of fedora core
Expected Results: I would hope it could get adding esp. since it's so
It sounds like the sort of thing that would fit well in Fedora Extras.
Note: Inkscape 0.40 will include this as a module. Inkscape is usually
available on Fedora US
Reassigning to distribution.
Agreed, fedora extras seems more apppropriate for now.