[CentOS] Which libtiff 3.8.2 do I grab?

Fri May 26 19:41:43 UTC 2006
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

At 03:27 PM 5/26/2006, Dan Trainor wrote:
>Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>At 02:35 PM 5/26/2006, Dan Trainor wrote:
>>>Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>Via google:  libtiff 3.8.2
>>>>This got me to a page all about libtiff 3.8.2 for 'Fedora 
>>>>other'  and a link
>>>>for other distributions.
>>>>So which do I take?
>>>>please, I really want to get this going!
>>>Hi -
>>>I do not believe that libtiff 3.8.2 is available for CentOS - only 
>>>3.6.1-8 and 3.6.1-10.
>>>Remember, the goal of the CentOS project is not to provide 
>>>bleeding edge software, so you may well get stuck with a slightly 
>>>older version.
>>So the Asterisk AT Home gang that have built on Centos may have a 
>>real problem with spandsp.
>Hi, RObert -
>Well, no - not necessarily.  Remember, we try to keep as close to 
>RHEL as we can.  In fact, I don't know of anything that's actually 
>modified to be special for CentOS, aside from the usual.
>The *@home guys probably built their own RPMs or installs for their 
>setup.  Even though it's based on CentOS, doesn't mean it has to BE 
>CentOS - it could be a heavily modified version, including 
>additional libraries which are mroe bleeding edge, e.g. libtiff-3.8.2.
>Hope that clears some thigns up for you.

I know the Centos philosophy.  I have a number of Centos servers here 
and building more.  My mail server is Scalix running on Centos.

The AAH people (actually one person according to the sourceforge 
page) has done a great you adding the best Asterisk products on top 
of Centos.  The libtiff-3.6.1-10 is from Centos 4.3.  Sometime back 
Centos had libtiff 3.6.0 which the spandsp author said works well and 
that 3.6.1 is broken.

So those of us doing a new install are finding out that faxing is not 
working.  So I (and many others) have to replace libtiff with either 
the older working version or 3.8.2.  And when AAH 2.9 comes out with 
finally an update mechanism (instead of a reinstall), hopefully the 
right libtiff will be in the AAH iso.