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Manual installation of GD or ImageMagick in local folderby traxlog (Scribe)
|on Jul 01, 2008 at 09:32 UTC||Need Help??|
traxlog has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a client that insists on using a particular hosting service which unfortunately will not install either the GD or ImageMagick libraries for Perl. My software currently relies on ImageMagick for thumbnail production and general resizing.
Currently I'm using an external PHP script called via an HTML IMG tag to do the dirty work (the GD library is in place for the PHP installation), but of course that's far from ideal.
I'm wondering if it's possible to tweak the GD or Imagemagick installation to install in a local folder which I could upload to the server and "use GD;"?
Here's the catch: I have only ftp access to the server, so any tweaking will have to be done first.
Anyone have experience in these matters?
Maybe other suggestions? Any help appreciated thank you!