Bug 462497 - picttoppm missing from netpbm package
picttoppm missing from netpbm package
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: netpbm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-16 14:23 EDT by Penelope Fudd
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-18 08:22:19 EDT
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Description Penelope Fudd 2008-09-16 14:23:00 EDT
Description of problem:
I had to convert a pict file, and was surprised to not find picttoppm, even though ppmtopict was present.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y install netpbm-progs
2. which picttoppm
3. man picttoppm
4. which ppmtopict
5. man ppmtopict
Actual results:
picttoppm: Command not found.
No manual entry for picttoppm
Ppmtopict User Manual...(with SEE ALSO: picttoppm)

Expected results:
Picttoppm User Manual...
Ppmtopict User Manual...

Additional info:
I didn't check for other missing files, but I did download the svn version of the upstream package.  picttoppm is present.
svn checkout https://netpbm.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/netpbm/advanced netpbm
Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2008-09-18 08:22:19 EDT
Yes, the picttoppm.c is present among netpbm sources, but upstream decided to drop this utility because it is, in their words, unfixable. The first line of ppmtopict.c says:

#error "Unfixable. Don't ship me"

If you are still interested in the utility, please ask upstream to readd it.

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