potrace - utility to transform bitmaps into vector graphics

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name potrace
Package version 1.12
Package release 1+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 165 B
Download size 73.96 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming
a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap (PBM, PGM,
PPM, or BMP format), and the default output is an encapsulated PostScript
file (EPS). A typical use is to create EPS files from scanned data, such as
company or university logos, handwritten notes, etc. The resulting image is
not "jaggy" like a bitmap, but smooth. It can then be rendered at any
Potrace can currently produce the following output formats: EPS,
PostScript, PDF, SVG (scalable vector graphics), DXF, GeoJSON, PGM
(for easy antialiasing of pixel-based images), Gimppath, and
XFig. Additional backends might be added in the future.


Package Version Architecture Repository
potrace_1.12-1+deb8u1_amd64.deb 1.12 amd64 Debian Main
potrace - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libpotrace0 -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package potrace_1.12-1+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package potrace

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install potrace deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install potrace




2016-10-25 - Andrew Shadura <andrewsh@debian.org>
potrace (1.12-1+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix CVE-2016-8694, CVE-2016-8695, CVE-2016-8696,
CVE-2016-8697, CVE-2016-8698, CVE-2016-8699,
CVE-2016-8700, CVE-2016-8701, CVE-2016-8702,
2015-04-12 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.12-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream version.
- fixes memory overflow bug CVE-2013-7437 (Closes: #778646)
2013-12-23 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.11-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Uses dh-autoreconf instead of autotools-dev (Closes: #732923)
2013-12-09 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* The Akamai Technologies paid volunteer days release.
* New upstream version.
* Completely repackaged from scratch (funny experience as usual):
- uses new copyright format
- uses debhelper compatibility level 9 w/hardening options
- uses the newest Standards-Version
- fixes 11 lintian warnings and 2 errors
* Fixes typo in manpage. (Closes: #694492)
2011-08-20 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
2011-03-29 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (Closes: #607798)
* Includes build process improvements 
courtesy of Dmitry Katsubo (Closes: #592597)
* Removed all patches (included upstream).
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Bumped Standards-version (no changes needed).
2009-12-21 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.8-4) unstable; urgency=low
* *REALLY* satisfy build dependencies (Closes: #561908) 
2009-12-21 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add autoconf to Build-Depends (Closes: #561908) 
2009-12-20 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed watch file (Closes: #450067)
* Shipped with library (Closes: #364569)
* Uses quilt for patches
* Bumped compatibility level to 7
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.3 
* Many small improvements in packaging 
2007-08-23 - Bartosz Fenski <fenio@debian.org>
potrace (1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (Closes: #425543)
* Applied patch fixing xfig backend depth. (Closes: #426230)

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