ImageMagick-6.4.3 installation problem

Asked by Materialist on 2008-09-01

Binary package hint: imagemagick

As a regular user of ImageMagick, I was unsettled by the failure of IM-6.4.3 to install properly on my Ubuntu Hardy system (Toshiba A215-AMD 64 dual core laptop). I am a Linux user - not a comp.sci. specialist. After extracting IM to /usr/local and cd-ing into the IM directory, I followed the <./configure> and <make install> routine. Then, when I typed <make check>, this is what I got:

cd PerlMagick && make CC='gcc -std=gnu99' test
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/local/ImageMagick-6.4.3/PerlMagick'
/bin/bash ../ PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e" "test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/*.t t/zlib/*.t
t/blob............Can't load '/usr/local/ImageMagick-6.4.3/PerlMagick/blib/arch/auto/Image/Magick/' for module Image::Magick: shared object cannot be dlopen()ed at /usr/lib/perl/5.8/ line 225.
 at t/blob.t line 20
Compilation failed in require at t/blob.t line 20.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at t/blob.t line 20.
Deep recursion on subroutine "Image::Magick::AUTOLOAD" at /usr/local/ImageMagick-6.4.3/PerlMagick/blib/lib/Image/ line 42.
Out of memory!
At this point everything on my computer very nearly came to a complete standstill. I also find that I cannot invoke IM by typing <imagemagick> at the command line as I used to previously. Is there a GUI for IM or is it all command-line commands? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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This question was originally filed as bug #263722.

Nelson A. de Oliveira (naoliv) said : #1

The user is trying to install ImageMagick by hand (and not using the distro package).

Materialist (materialist) said : #2

Thanks for your response. But I don't see an ImageMagick installation option in the Synaptic applications manager. What's the alternative?

I need to use ImageMagick v6.4.3, the current version of ImageMagick packaged with 8.04.1 (Hardy) is Imagemagick v6.3.7. that version does not support the "-auto-orient" option properly. I'd like to be able to build and install the latest.

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