[CentOS] NetPBM

William J.A. Brillinger billy at pdcweb.net
Fri Sep 9 01:39:18 UTC 2005

At 08:25 PM 08/09/2005, you wrote:
> > It would have been nice if the description (above) include the text
> > "command line tools" or similar.
>Well, it does say "script" four times, although I suppose
>non-programmers might not make the connection between "script" and

I found the descriptions for all 3 netpbm packages to be similar enough 
that they all became vague.

The netpbm package contains a library of functions which...

The netpbm-progs package contains a group of scripts for...

The netpbm-devel package contains the header files and static libraries...

But in any case, it's all working now.

It interesting to me that you infer that one need's to be a programmer to 
'get' it - which I suppose it why Linux has not caught on at the desktop 
level yet really. Most people don't 'get' it.

I've been programming for 15 years and script to me sounds like "a series 
of commands to make a task easier" not the executables which would 
interface with my "scripts".

Oh well.

I've sent a short message to the developer suggesting a minor rewording for 
the "Linix Dumb", like me. I'll catch on yet.

- Bill

William J.A. Brillinger
Precision Design Co.

E-Mail:   mailto:billy at pdcweb.net
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