Description of problem:
I need group4 decode in the Python Imaging Library, but in order to build it, I need to get some changes put into the distros libtiff-dev packages.
Currently the following files are added /usr/include or /usr/local/include
I also need:
The patch in PIL I had to use to get all this going is from 2006 and is made against the 1.1.6 PIL library (PIL is now at 1.1.7), but I'm pretty sure I can't get these patches for PIL into pyPI distribution if it won't build in the distros.
After this is done here, I can push to get the fix into PIL.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All back to 2006 (at least)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install libtiff-dev
Those 3 files are not present
Those 3 files are present
I also have to get debian to add those files too.
Uh ... the reason tiffiop.h isn't exported is that it's *private*. Any application depending on its contents is not supportable because it will break with foreseeable library changes. Not sure about the other two offhand, but I will not export that one.
As near as I can tell, the link you provide is to somebody's crude hack, not a supportable fix for PIL. It should not be necessary to look into the library's private definitions in order to have G4 support.
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