Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'installing imagemagick' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
installing imagemagick
Authored by: professor on Apr 25, '02 03:32:35AM

I installed imagemagick by downloading the source directly from

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

tar xzf ImageMagick-5.4.4-5.tar.gz
cd ImageMagick-5.4.4
./configure --without-perl --without-x LDFLAGS=-L/sw/lib
sudo make install
cd PerlMagick
perl Makefile.PL
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!

[ Reply to This | # ]