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Netpbm package updated

October 24, 2019 — BarryK

EasyOS, and before that Quirky, use an old version of Netpbm, image manipulation utilities. There was a reason for using this old version, but I forget what it was -- that was many years ago. In the last few years, there has been a problem with the 'xwdtopnm' utility in Netpbm not working properly, breaking the Screeny screen snapshot application. I posted about this on the forum:

I have compiled the latest Netpbm and created a PET:

Scripts that use netpbm utilities:

/usr/sbin/icon_switcher, icon_switcher_cli, screeny, background_reshape

...they all work with the new utilities.

Thanks to the testers for reporting this. The new PET will be in the next release of Pyro and Buster. 

Tags: easy