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Re: How to install GD.pm?

by barbie (Deacon)
on Dec 09, 2003 at 18:54 UTC ( #313483=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to install GD.pm?

While PPM::Repositories is a lovely module, it isn't really what the fellow was asking.

The short answer is, yes the GD Graphics Library can be installed and compiled on Windows. However, the distribution comes with source only, thus you will need a C compiler to make it work for you. To the best of my knowledge there aren't any binary repositories, although with luck one of the monks will know of one. If you require PNG or JPEG image support you'll need to install a couple of extra libraries. See the README in GD.pm for more links and information.

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Comment on Re: How to install GD.pm?
Re: Re: How to install GD.pm?
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Dec 09, 2003 at 19:13 UTC
    While PPM::Repositories is a lovely module, it isn't really what the fellow was asking.
    Are you talking to me ?(if you are, in the future, you should just respond to my node directly)
    The node title is "How to install GD.pm?" (a question). The answer is you follow directions in A guide to installing modules.
    To the best of my knowledge there aren't any binary repositories,
    Did you look at the repositories referenced in PPM::Repositories (you should)?

    MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
    I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
    ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

      Apologies, but I thought the title to be misleading as the actual text implied to me that the OP was asking about installing libgd not GD.pm.

      I was unaware that GD.pm includes libgd in it's distribution, as that also isn't clear from Lincoln's README file. Or is this just for Win32 distributions? As it happens the OP can simply use your module and install via PPM. However, that wasn't clear from your post.

      Did you look at the repositories referenced in PPM::Repositories

      Yes, I use your module regularly. But how does that list imply that GD.pm includes the binary distribution of libgd for Win32?

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      Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers | http://birmingham.pm.org/

        Yes, I use your module regularly.
        Woohoo!
        I was unaware that GD.pm includes libgd in it's distribution, as that also isn't clear from Lincoln's README file. Or is this just for Win32 distributions?
        No it doesn't (it's too big).
        and install via PPM. However, that wasn't clear from your post.
        That's the idea ( A guide to installing modules demonstrates that strategy). I didn't get the impression the OP wanted libgd, he just wanted the perl interface to work, and the path of least resistance is ppm.

        MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
        I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
        ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

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