Debian Bug report logs - #4300
netpbm "Incoming" package

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Package: netpbm; Maintainer for netpbm is Andreas Barth <>; Source for netpbm is src:netpbm-free.

Reported by: "A.R.(Tom)Peters"

Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 22:03:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 1994.03.01p1-5.i386.deb

Done: unknown

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Jim Robinson <>:
Bug#4300; Package netpbm. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "A.R.(Tom)Peters" <a.peters@a1.NL>:
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From: "A.R.(Tom)Peters" <a.peters@a1.NL>
Subject: netpbm "Incoming" package
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 22:37:10 +0000
Package: netpbm
Version: 1994.03.01p1-5.i386.deb

N.B.: I earlier sent this to pixar, but resubmit an UPDATED account because
I.Jackson in the debian-user maillist indicated communication problems there.

This is a preliminary package from /Incoming/, and indeed some things don't
work. Specifically, from my Debian-1.1.1 CD, 'ppmforge' or 'ppmforge
-clouds' crashes with a segmentation violation. Since I didn't find the
source for this particular package, I can only make a suggestion on how to
fix it. From a repository I got an 1994 edition of netpbm sources. These
generate a huge amount of warnings during compilation (with gcc), but when
you turn '--pedantic' off in the Makefile, the remainder is tolerable.

'ppmforge' from this collection crashes as well.
The reason is, that calculations are done on an n*n matrix. However, there
is an interpolation whose loop will look at line n+1 . I increased the
matrix to [(n+1)*(n+1)+1), and filled the extras with the first line. That
trick worked fine.

So this is just a reminder that if someone is going to work on netpbm|pbmplus.
        Good luck,
                Tom "thriving on chaos" Peters (

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