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- Building Perl module GD::Text on Solaris 10
August 3, 2007, 7:37 pm
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I'm in the process of installing lots of Perl modules for Bugzilla 3 and
ran into a problem with the Perl module GD::Text (the exact name of the
module downloaded via CPAN is GDTextUtil-0.86). I downloaded and installed
the GD Graphics Library before (using the package
gd-2.0.33-sol10-sparc-local.gz from sunfreeware.com) - thus the library is
available. When I try to create the Makefile then (with "perl
Makefile.pl") I get this error message:
ld.so.1: perl: fatal: relocation error: file
gdImageStringFT: referenced symbol not found
Checking the library with "nm -p GD.so | grep gdImageStringFT" I get:
0000000000 U gdImageStringFT
0000000000 U gdImageStringFTEx
Indeed the referenced function seems to be undefined. Did anyone manage to
build GD::Text on Solaris 10? My last resort would be to downgrade to GD
1.x as the README of GD::Text states that "GD 2.* has not been tested yet".
Re: Building Perl module GD::Text on Solaris 10
On Fri, 03 Aug 2007 21:37:50 +0200,
I use GD::Text on Solaris, but I must say that I compiled evrything
Note however, that GD::Text needs the GD perl module, which in turn
needs the gd library (libgd). I am not sure what the package is you
downloaded and installed, but if it's only the GD module, you might need
Also, to make sure that all this works, the GD module needs to be
compiled witht he same options as the libgd library, so it's best to
either compile both yourself, or get them both from a source that
maintains them with relation to each other, instead of from two
different sources that might be unrelated.
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