Debian/Ubuntu netpbm is many years out-of-date with upstream
I'm having a little trouble following the difference between netpbm-free and the upstream version of netpbm available at http://
I'm trying to use the -data option of pnmmontage which is was introduced into (upstream) version 10.06 of pnmmontage in 2002 (see http://
While I'm not sure if the version numbers can be compared easily, it appears that Ubuntu is at 10.0 while the upstream netpbm libraries are at 10.35.51, which is 6 years covering 40 or so releases ahead of Ubuntu/Debian's version.
What can be done to bring Ubuntu (and Debian) back up to date with the upstream versions of netpbm? Are there some licensing issues that are holding the repackaging up?
|Changed in netpbm-free:|
|status:||Unknown → New|
|Changed in netpbm-free (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → High|