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Installing GD on Linux Servers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by billau, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. billau

    billau Well-Known Member

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    What is GD?

    GD is a programming API which allows for creating and modifying images on the fly. It's not required by vB... however more and more scripts do require it.

    Installation is pretty easy:

    gd is a graphics library. It allows your code to quickly draw images complete with lines, arcs, text, multiple colors, cut and paste from other images, and flood fills, and write out the result as a PNG or JPEG file. This is particularly useful in World Wide Web applications, where PNG and JPEG are two of the formats accepted for inline images by most browsers.

    You can get more information and download gd at

    First, we need to download the latest versions of gd from the latest build) and place it in the /usr/local/src directory on your server.

    From the shell prompt:

    # cd /usr/local/src
    # tar xfz gd-1.8.4.tar.gz
    # cd gd-1.8.4
    # ./configure –-prefix=/usr/local/gd
    # make
    # make install
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