From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Nov 12 2014 - 22:49:06 CST

  On MacOS, aside from fink, there are a few other package
collections out there. I don't have any personal experience with
these, but the NetPBM home page at SourceForge suggests trying
Fink, MacPorts, and Homebrew as options:

Failing that, you could always compile from source of course.

I should also point out that you can also use QuickTime 7 Pro,
and directly import image file sequences and thereby create movies.
The version number (7) sounds archaic, and it is, but apparently when
Apple rewrote QuickTime they temporarily lost various features,
and as a result people continue to run QuickTime 7 Pro for the things
that are still currently missing in the latest version, and Apple
apparently realizes this, which is why the old version is still

  John Stone

On Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 03:55:07PM +1100, M K wrote:
> While making a video using video maker in VMD 1.9.2 in Mac version 10.10,
> I got this error:
> So I followed the suggestion here:
> [1]
> But I get error for installing NetPBM; the command "fink install netpbm"
> does not work. It says:
> Scanning package description files..........
> Information about 10217 packages read in 1 seconds.
> Failed: no package found for specification 'netpbm'!
> However, the command "fink install imagemagick-nox" for installing
> ImageMagick works well.
> Can somebody please help? Thank you
> References
> Visible links
> 1.

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