graphics/netpbm and mail/p5-FuzzyOcr-devel ports

Tom Hedges tom at
Tue Feb 20 19:36:31 UTC 2007

I'm running a mail server on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE amd64 and want to 
use all the cool latest spamassassin stuff, in particular FuzzyOcr 
(does OCR on image spam).

I have been doing cvsup on my ports tree to get the latest port updates.

The netpbm devel version is 10.31 dated 05.12.23, not really very 
new! They are up to 10.37.0 dated 06.12.31 on SourceForge. In version 
10.34 a new command pamthreshold was added, and fixed through 10.36

FuzzyOcr needs pamthreshold in its latest version 3.5.1, which newer 
than mail/p5-FuzzyOcr-devel which is 3.4.2. It was a major rewrite, 
but easy to manually update since it's written in Perl.

I want to request that p5-FuzzyOcr-devel be updated to 3.5.1 (fairly 
major Makefile redo for port), and that netpbm be updated to at least 

This is a biggee for spamassassin users, the new version of FuzzyOcr 
is very well written and works very well.




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