Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216536
Review Request: FuzzyOcr - Checks for specific keywords in image attachments
Last modified: 2009-12-18 00:18:59 EST
Spec Name or Url: http://www.cora.nwra.com/~orion/fedora/FuzzyOcr.spec
SRPM Name or Url: http://www.cora.nwra.com/~orion/fedora/
FuzzyOcr is a plugin for SpamAssassin written by Christian Holler and Jorge
Valdes. It is based on the OcrPlugin written by Maarten de Boer, but has been
heavily modified and improved to the point that it bears little resemblance
Perhaps this should be called spamassassin-FuzzyOcr? Installed somewhere else?
Seems to be the first separately packaged SpamAssassin module that I can see.
FYI, SME Server (RHEL4/CentOS4 compatible distro) is currently testing and
packaging FuzzyOcr - cvs is here:
I'm sure our spec file is not up to Fedora extras standards, but just letting
you know it's there - for comparison to your version.
I googled and other distro's seem to use naming like:
...but that seems too long.
Also requires perl-MLDBM and gifsicle according to:
Rpmforge packages perl-MLDBM:
SME Server packages gifsicle:
New version 3.5.0-rc1 additionally requires perl-MLDBM-Sync, perl-Log-Agent and
Still there Orion? Maybe someone else that is looking at this would like to
help with getting the required perl modules into Extras. Maybe get the
attention of Fedora's perl SIG somehow...
In 3.5.0-rc1 perl-Tie-Cache is also needed (enables some functionality in MLDBM-
Sync - not in Extras - rpmforge packages it currently). It has a few
dependancies - perl-Tie-Cache-LRU (not in Extras - rpmforge packages it
currently), perl-enum (not in Extras - rpmforge packages it currently), perl-
Carp-Assert (in Extras).
Our cvs is updated with a spec file for 3.5.0-rc1 (on EL4). Ignore the netpbm
patches, you won't need them for FC6/7.
I'm afraid I'm getting swamped and I'm getting put off by how crappy gocr
appears to be. If someone else want to drive this, I'd be more than happy.
ocrad is used more than gocr in the new version, and the scansets are
I don't blame you for becoming disinterested seeing as no one who could do a
review has made a comment in 3 weeks. As a start, could someone please comment
on the naming of this rpm?
spamassassin-FuzzyOcr is what I would name it if it were my package, but I'll
leave this to the packager's discretion, as it is an obvious grey area.
Orion, we've updated our version to 3.5.1 (plus some fixes) and the spec file
works with EL4 and EL5 now - should be good for Fedora6/7 too.
Has there been any progress here? If Orion no longer wants to drive this
submission, perhaps this ticket should be closed. If someone else wants to
submit this package, they can open a separate ticket.
Setting NEEDINFO; I will close this ticket soon if there is no response.
Adding dependency on gifsicle.
New version here:
* Tue Jul 10 2007 - Orion Poplawski <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 3.5.1-1
- Update to 3.5.1
- Change Requires to packages, add gifsicle
- Get install from smeserver spec
One issue looks like that 3.5.1 does not support SA 3.5.X which is in F-7. May
need to make a version based on SVN for those releases - or should I move to svn
right now for all releases.
You could name it 3.5.1 and add the SVN changes as a patch - you can get that
from the upstream's trac. Eg:
Revision 125 was 3.5.1
You can see a summary of all the changes here:
What is the status of this bug?
I'm afraid I've lost interest and time. If someone else could take over, that
would be great.