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installing imagemagick
Authored by: professor on Apr 25, '02 03:32:35AM

I installed imagemagick by downloading the source directly from
<http://www.imagemagick.org>.

1)It didn't take no stinkin' 12 hours to download/compile (more like 12 minutes).
(Admittedly, I had previously installed libjpeg, libtiff, etc. but even that didn't take 12 hours.)
2)I got a more recent version, ImageMagick-5.4.4-5 instead of 5.4.1-3.
3)No extensive patching was required. The complete sequence (again, I had previously installed the supporting libraries like libjpeg, libtiff and libpng) was

wget http://imagemagick.sourceforge.net/http/ImageMagick-5.4.4-5.tar.gz
tar xzf ImageMagick-5.4.4-5.tar.gz
cd ImageMagick-5.4.4
./configure --without-perl --without-x LDFLAGS=-L/sw/lib
make
sudo make install
cd PerlMagick
perl Makefile.PL
make
sudo make install

The best part of ImageMagick, IMHO is the PerlMagick interface, which lets you call ImageMagick methods from within Perl programs. Very cool stuff!



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