OT: need help installing FuzzyOCR

Hauke de Vries H.de.Vries at philos.rug.nl
Thu Oct 19 17:49:49 IST 2006

Good work, but you will see that Jorge Valdes on 
has developed further on FuzzyOcr.

At early stages ImageMagick was needed, later he 
abondoned it and Jorge Valdes reintroduced IM.

I had a tough time rebuilding PerlMagick. I'm on FC4 
so wanted the latest. If you don't like the hassle, 
then install ImageMagick(-perl) thru yum.

First I tried:

	cpan> install Magick::Perl

which failed miserably, because it needs the 
accompanying libraries.

So downloaded IM.tar.bz2 to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES.
Created and edited an IM.spec from an older release 
and put it in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS and then

	rpmbuild -ba IM.spec

with a lot of warnings. Installed the files and 
tested FuzzyOcr: "Unknown symbol: InitializeMagick".

Weird, and I finally created some symlinks in 
/usr/lib (for lib{Magick,Wand}), then
ldconfig, cwd perl, and

	perl MakePerl.PL
	make test
	make install

This worked and I can't tell you why it couldn't 
find the correct libs at build-time?!?

Anyway I'm running the latest FuzzyOcr in debug mode 
and so-far-so-good. Only problem seems to be that 
gocr can't handle text on colored background well.

Create an test.eml with graphic and

	spamassassin -D --lint \
		-p /etc/mail/spamassassin/mailscanner.cf \
		< test.eml 2&>1 | tee test.debug

Restarting MailScanner is not needed because when SA 
is invoked it seems to reread everything.


On 19 Oct 2006 at 0:26 Dhawal Doshy wrote:

> Julian Field wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> > 
> > Please can you add it to the SpamAssassin section of the MailScanner
> > wiki!
> > 
> > It is important to keep and share stuff like this.
> Done,
> http://wiki.mailscanner.info/doku.php?id=documentation:anti_spam:spamassassin:plugins:fuzzyocr
> Now some who actually uses this could please verify/validate the
> instructions.
> - dhawal

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