Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462497
picttoppm missing from netpbm package
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:31:15 EDT
Description of problem:
I had to convert a pict file, and was surprised to not find picttoppm, even though ppmtopict was present.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y install netpbm-progs
2. which picttoppm
3. man picttoppm
4. which ppmtopict
5. man ppmtopict
picttoppm: Command not found.
No manual entry for picttoppm
Ppmtopict User Manual...(with SEE ALSO: picttoppm)
Picttoppm User Manual...
Ppmtopict User Manual...
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
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.