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Dariusz Piatkowski

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libtiff-tools: upgrade, but where r the tools???
« on: May 28, 2024, 02:53:41 am »
Question for the masses: I'm at libtiff-tools 4.0.9 level here, and the 4.6.x release has been sitting out there in EXP state, so I thought I'd take a stab at it with the pre-req of course being the baseline libtiff itself.

The libtiff-tools however drops just about all the "tiff2..." EXE files...so tools themselves, and I see not legacy version out there that still provides these.

Specifically I am after the tiff2pdf.exe one, as PDFmergeNX uses that...

Sooo...I went back to the previous version b/c the latest & greatest doesn't quite seem to be just that.

Is there something else out there that has this? Doing a 'yum provides */tiff2pdf.exe' just lists the previous releases and shows nothing at the 4.6.x level.

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Just spotted libtiff-legacy-tools, but that's at 3.9.5-2 level, and wouldn't that be an older version of libtiff-tools-4.0.9-1? (which is what I had before I executed the upgrade)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2024, 03:09:32 am by Dariusz Piatkowski »

Dave Yeo

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Re: libtiff-tools: upgrade, but where r the tools???
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2024, 03:07:26 am »
Yum install libtiff-legacy-tools looks like it would install tiff2pdf, version 3.9.5-2. Might have to install after upgrading
Seems that an issue should be raised at Bitwise about the missing tools.

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Re: libtiff-tools: upgrade, but where r the tools???
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2024, 03:10:38 am »
Dave,

Yum install libtiff-legacy-tools looks like it would install tiff2pdf, version 3.9.5-2. Might have to install after upgrading
Seems that an issue should be raised at Bitwise about the missing tools.

Yup...happens to be the same conclusion I had just arrived at LOL, but our posts virtualy crossed each other!

I suspect you are right...

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Re: libtiff-tools: upgrade, but where r the tools???
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2024, 03:34:08 am »
I'd guess that the tools are fairly mature, so a downgrade wouldn't matter, but it is only a guess. Could look at the changelog at wherever Tiff is maintained.

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Re: libtiff-tools: upgrade, but where r the tools???
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2024, 07:02:21 am »
Yum install libtiff-legacy-tools looks like it would install tiff2pdf, version 3.9.5-2. Might have to install after upgrading
Seems that an issue should be raised at Bitwise about the missing tools.
No need to raise an issue. Just read http://www.libtiff.org/releases/v4.6.0.html
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Re: libtiff-tools: upgrade, but where r the tools???
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2024, 12:11:30 pm »
Yum install libtiff-legacy-tools looks like it would install tiff2pdf, version 3.9.5-2. Might have to install after upgrading
Seems that an issue should be raised at Bitwise about the missing tools.
No need to raise an issue. Just read http://www.libtiff.org/releases/v4.6.0.html
Quote from upstream version:

At libtiff v4.6.0, the source code for most TIFF tools (except tiffinfo, tiffdump, tiffcp and tiffset) has been moved to archive/ directory and was not built. tiff2ps and tiff2pdf source code has been moved in a unsupported category, no longer built by default, but were still part of the the source distribution.

With libtiff v4.7.0 those tools were restored.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2024, 12:25:37 pm by Silvan Scherrer »
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