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Bug 216536 - Review Request: FuzzyOcr - Checks for specific keywords in image attachments
Summary: Review Request: FuzzyOcr - Checks for specific keywords in image attachments
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On: 216526 216534 247704
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-20 23:16 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2009-12-18 05:18 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-30 18:43:58 UTC

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Description Orion Poplawski 2006-11-20 23:16:25 UTC
Spec Name or Url:
SRPM Name or Url:

FuzzyOcr is a plugin for SpamAssassin written by Christian Holler and Jorge
Valdes. It is based on the OcrPlugin written by Maarten de Boer, but has been
heavily modified and improved to the point that it bears little resemblance

Perhaps this should be called spamassassin-FuzzyOcr?  Installed somewhere else?
 Seems to be the first separately packaged SpamAssassin module that I can see.

Comment 1 Greg Swallow 2006-11-27 23:23:54 UTC
FYI, SME Server (RHEL4/CentOS4 compatible distro) is currently testing and 
packaging FuzzyOcr - cvs is here:*checkout*/smeserver/FuzzyOcr/F/FuzzyOcr.sp

I'm sure our spec file is not up to Fedora extras standards, but just letting 
you know it's there - for comparison to your version.

I googled and other distro's seem to use naming like:
...but that seems too long.

Comment 2 Greg Swallow 2006-11-27 23:43:21 UTC
Also requires perl-MLDBM and gifsicle according to:

Rpmforge packages perl-MLDBM:

SME Server packages gifsicle:

Comment 3 Greg Swallow 2006-12-10 22:12:02 UTC
New version 3.5.0-rc1 additionally requires perl-MLDBM-Sync, perl-Log-Agent and 

Comment 4 Greg Swallow 2006-12-12 00:42:59 UTC
Still there Orion?  Maybe someone else that is looking at this would like to 
help with getting the required perl modules into Extras.  Maybe get the 
attention of Fedora's perl SIG somehow...

In 3.5.0-rc1 perl-Tie-Cache is also needed (enables some functionality in MLDBM-
Sync - not in Extras - rpmforge packages it currently).  It has a few 
dependancies - perl-Tie-Cache-LRU (not in Extras - rpmforge packages it 
currently), perl-enum (not in Extras - rpmforge packages it currently), perl-
Carp-Assert (in Extras).  

Our cvs is updated with a spec file for 3.5.0-rc1 (on EL4).  Ignore the netpbm 
patches, you won't need them for FC6/7.

Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2006-12-12 03:16:12 UTC
I'm afraid I'm getting swamped and I'm getting put off by how crappy gocr
appears to be.  If someone else want to drive this, I'd be more than happy.

Comment 6 Greg Swallow 2006-12-12 08:02:08 UTC
ocrad is used more than gocr in the new version, and the scansets are 

I don't blame you for becoming disinterested seeing as no one who could do a 
review has made a comment in 3 weeks.  As a start, could someone please comment 
on the naming of this rpm?

Comment 7 Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-12-12 08:09:08 UTC
spamassassin-FuzzyOcr is what I would name it if it were my package, but I'll
leave this to the packager's discretion, as it is an obvious grey area.

Comment 8 Greg Swallow 2007-03-21 16:42:05 UTC
Orion, we've updated our version to 3.5.1 (plus some fixes) and the spec file 
works with EL4 and EL5 now - should be good for Fedora6/7 too.

Comment 9 Jason Tibbitts 2007-06-16 06:32:49 UTC
Has there been any progress here?  If Orion no longer wants to drive this
submission, perhaps this ticket should be closed.  If someone else wants to
submit this package, they can open a separate ticket.

Comment 10 Jason Tibbitts 2007-07-06 19:26:17 UTC
Setting NEEDINFO; I will close this ticket soon if there is no response.

Comment 11 Orion Poplawski 2007-07-10 20:24:31 UTC
Adding dependency on gifsicle.

Comment 12 Orion Poplawski 2007-07-10 21:12:00 UTC
New version here:

* Tue Jul 10 2007 - Orion Poplawski <> - 3.5.1-1
- Update to 3.5.1
- Change Requires to packages, add gifsicle
- Get install from smeserver spec

One issue looks like that 3.5.1 does not support SA 3.5.X which is in F-7.  May
need to make a version based on SVN for those releases - or should I move to svn
right now for all releases.

Comment 13 Greg Swallow 2007-07-11 18:42:55 UTC
You could name it 3.5.1 and add the SVN changes as a patch - you can get that 
from the upstream's trac.  Eg:

Revision 125 was 3.5.1

You can see a summary of all the changes here:

Comment 14 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-11-22 13:05:33 UTC
What is the status of this bug?

Comment 15 Orion Poplawski 2007-11-30 18:43:58 UTC
I'm afraid I've lost interest and time.  If someone else could take over, that
would be great.

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