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

Paul Nelson <>
Sun Jan 27 17:28:20 CET 2008


Thank you! The correct path ended up being /opt/local. So
--with-gd=/opt/local did the trick. I'm not sure why I didn't see that in
the help... Maybe it was due to working late at night when very tired...
nah... couldn't be! ;-)

On Jan 26, 2008 9:51 PM, Roger Critchlow <> wrote:

> Try supplying
>
>  --with-gd=PATH          specify location of libgd include and lib
>
> as an additional option to configure, substituting one or another of
> your libgd directories for PATH.
>
> Running
>
>  ./configure --help
>
> will generally list these kinds of options.
>
> -- rec --
>
> 2008/1/26 Paul Nelson <>:
> > 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
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Roberto Saccon
> > > http://rsaccon.com
> > >
> > >
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