[erlang-questions] clarify: R12B-0 on mac: which libgd for installing percept ?

Paul Nelson <>
Sun Jan 27 03:24:04 CET 2008


So, my problem is similar... only different: I'm on a Macbook Pro (Intel)
running Leopard (10.5.1). I downloaded R12B, downloaded the patch, applied
the patch and then tried the following:

./configure --enable-smp-support --enable-darwin-64bit

At the end of the run I get the following:

*********************************************************************
**********************  APPLICATIONS DISABLED  **********************
*********************************************************************

percept        : libgd not working

*********************************************************************

libgd is installed and seems to be working (after installing, I ran "gdtest
test/gdtest.png" and got the expected results).

I think I may have two different versions of libgd installed: one in
/usr/local/lib and one in /opt/local/lib.

I have checked the configure.in file and even changed the order of the paths
on the "for dir in" line so that the /opt/local directory is checked first.
Nothing seems to make a difference.

So, from the error message it seems that it is finding libgd but it is not
working as configure expects?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Pablosan

On Dec 6, 2007 11:44 AM, Roberto Saccon <> wrote:

> that seems to do the trick, thanks very much
>
> On 05 Dec 2007 21:38:43 +0100, Bjorn Gustavsson <>
> wrote:
> > "Roberto Saccon" <> writes:
> >
> > > bringing the discussion back to the list (it happens that people just
> > > to reply to the sender):
> > >
> > > Of course I also  tried with --prefix=/opt/local, unfortunately it
> > > still doesn't find that libgd
> >
> > --prefix specifies where you want Erlang/OTP installed; it is not
> > used searching for libs.
> >
> > The configure script has an option specifying where gd is located;
> > if gd really is install in /opt/local you could try this option:
> >
> > --with-gd=/opt/local
> >
> > (I have not actually tested it; only looked in erts/configure.)
> >
> > /Bjorn
> >
> > --
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