[svlug] missing tiff.h & tiffio.h
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Aug 10 21:02:25 PDT 2006
Quoting Skip Evans (skip at bigskypenguin.com):
> The 6.2 package as installed would not process
> jpeg files, and after a lot of Googling I read
> that jpeg support had been dropped by the default
> install, and to get it back it was recommended to
> go back to a 5.x ImageMagick install.
> I tried to locate an FC4 rpm, but could not, so I
> decided to take a shot at building it from source,
> which did work for jpeg, but not for tiff's.
Aha. OK, thanks.
Something like rpmsearch _can_ sometimes be your friend in these
situations, in giving you a way to (despite the cited obstacle)
leverage your distro's package system. In this case, per rpmsearch,
an ImageMagick-5.5.6-5 package existed for FC1, which means you should
be able to find the .src.rpm file without too much trouble.
The package maintainer's customisations to make the package work well
on Fedora, any Fedora, will tend to make your life simpler in many ways,
including probably making the build process easier. Also, this way, the
package will exist in your package database, which is always preferable.
And if that just doesn't work, you can still resort to upstream tarballs
the 1992 way. ;->
And, by the way, have you considered getting the src.rpm of the 6.2.2
package for FC4, and seeing if it might just be a simple compile-time
option? (And yes, you'd still need the libtiff-devel contents, but
/usr/src/rpmbuild or whatever would _tell_ you what you need!)
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