[Bioperl-l] Problems installing GD

Barry Moore barry.moore at genetics.utah.edu
Mon Nov 8 13:23:43 EST 2004

Thanks Dave and Andreas for your help.  I previously had very limited 
experience with apt and debian packages.  I read the apt docs over the 
weekend, and will no longer be trying to install from source things 
availble as packages.  A colleague installed libgd-perl without a hitch 
over a weekend.  One more small step up the linux learning curve!  
Thanks again.


Dave Howorth wrote:

> I think you have version problems in the underlying headers and 
> libraries. Check carefully that all the packages are correctly 
> installed and consistent. synaptic is quite good for that.
> Barry Moore wrote:
>> I'm installing on an Intel box running Debian GNU/Linux 2.4
> Do you mean the kernel is a 2.4 kernel?
> What release of Debian are you running? woody/stable, sarge/testing, sid?
>> libgd version 2.0.33
> Where did you get this from? It doesn't appear to be a standard Debian 
> package. I believe you need a libgd2 package, not libgd, and the 
> versions for that are here:
> http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=libgd2&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all 
> which don't match what you have.
> I use woody and ended up patching it all by hand outside of apt. A 
> real nightmare.
> Cheers, Dave
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Barry Moore
Dept. of Human Genetics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

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