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Re^3: GD giving me the error "libgd was not built with FreeType font support"
in thread GD giving me the error "libgd was not built with FreeType font support"
I'm admittedly groping a bit here. Your process is (to me) a bit choppy. But non-the-less. Since you appear to have (forcefully) re-installed GD, and it appears that the PDF Module is the one now complaining. Why don't you now attempt to re-install PDF::API2, and see if that does it. I think (aside from Perl itself) that's all you have left, to (re)install.
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