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Re: [ITP] ImageMagick

Harold wrote:
Nicholas Wourms wrote:

Harold wrote:


Billinghurst, David (CALCRTS) wrote:

I have built ImageMagick-5.5.3 as a shared library.  It worked for me
some time in July 2003.

I indended to contribute the package myself, but .... (insert usual excuses). I am travelling on business, but I have one of my old build script with me. See below.

Thanks. Can you justify the following flags you passed:

  --disable-largefile --without-frozenpaths \
  --with-magick-plus-plus --without-perl -without-wmf

--without-perl is required because the PerlMagick build fails.

Getting it to support a vendor installdir is actually not that difficult. OOTB, it isn't DESTDIR friendly. However, all it requires is, post configure, switching to the perl dir and rerunning perl Makefile.PL with the appropriate MakeMaker args to get it to work.

I ran 'perl Makefile.PL' but it complained about not being able to find some X libs. Any clue as to what the "appropriate MakeMaker" args would be? I have no idea what MakeMaker is let along what args it needs.

Oh yeah, that's right! Dumb MakeMaker is screwing up because it only tries to look for lib<name>.a on Cygwin and won't recognize dll.a's by themselves. Gerrit fixed this problem upstream after the 5.8.1 perl release. Let me check an make sure that the latest perl (rather then just CVS) has the fix... Ah yes, it was fixed in 6.20. Can you update to Gerrit's test release of perl 5.8.2 via setup.exe? According to my installation of 5.8.2, it has MakeMaker 6.21, so you should be good to go.

Now, as for how to do the DESTDIR installation. This is what RedHat does, and it works for me in most cases:

make manifypods
make install PREFIX=/<destdir>/usr

where <destdir> is the *full* canonical path to the .inst/ dir.

Please be sure to remove any perllocal.pod files in the destdir, as they will clobber the installer's installed-module list (in the same manner as texinfo's "dir" entry file).

--without-wmf is detected automatically.
--with-magick-plus-plus is detected automatically.

I see no reason why we shouldn't support Magick++, it built fine for me a year ago.

I think you read that wrong: "--with-" is detected automatically. That is, it defaults to "yes".

Ooops, indeed I did read wrong.

--without-frozenpaths is a mystery to me. I don't know what it does.

Additionally, looks for "convert":

AC_PATH_PROG(ConvertDelegate, "$ConvertDelegateDefault", "$ConvertDelegateDefault")

On Windows, it finds:

checking for convert... /cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/convert

Not out of the box, but you could do what I do, which is to add a script to profile.d which sanitizes my $PATH of unnecessary entries.

Could you send in that snippit for me? I had to clean the path by hand this time.

This is what I use to get rid of a dumb path with spaces (which causes all sorts of mayhem on my box):
#Get rid of annoying spaces in $PATH
NEWPATH="`echo ${PATH} | sed -e "s:\/cygdrive\/c\/Program\ Files\/Symantec\/Norton\ Ghost\ 2003\/\:::g"`"
export PATH="/usr/cygwrappers:${NEWPATH}"

I just put it in, dropped it in my profile.d, and was good to go. Obviously, you can add more path expressions by passing additional strings of ' -e "s:<expr>::g" ' to the pipeline. Be sure to get 'em inside the tick marks, if you do add on.


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