[San-Diego-pm] Finding GD.pm
chung at scripps.edu
Wed Aug 2 11:44:02 PDT 2006
just sounds like Joel's on a limited shared hosting environ
where he can't compile things as he'd like to do.
it's not even clear if he has ssh access to the machine at this stage.
it sounds like you need to contact the hosting company to install
GD libs for you first even if you can install an associated perl module
for it locally.
just my 2cents....
scripps research institute
>===== Original Message From "Emile Aben" <emileaben at gmail.com> =====
>How about some people guiding you through the process of installing
>this module at the next PM meeting? I would certainly be willing to
>help you (which would
>prevent me from sending long emails that are not very helpful to you).
>On 8/2/06, Joel Fentin <joel at fentin.com> wrote:
>> Douglas Wilson wrote:
>> > Joel Fentin wrote:
>> >> Much of the above is Greek to me. I have only used Windows and before
>> >> that DOS. GD is installed in my computer and working. I need it on a
>> >> server.
>> >> 1. Are you saying that I should download the tar/GZ and then upload it
>> >> to the server via ftp?
>> > Is the server Unix/Linux, or is it Windows (ActiveState perl)?
>> > If it is Windows, then I would get the ppd package from ActiveState.
>> > But otherwise, yes, download the tar/gz and upload it to the server.
>> >> 2. Are you saying I should run these programs on the server?
>> >> perl Makefile.PL
>> >> make
>> >> make test
>> >> make install
>> >> 3. None of these programs mention GD. Is there something automatic
>> >> about GD?
>> > This is the "normal" install process that most people not on Windows
>> > go through (note: I'm not going to get into CPAN.pm and CPANPLUS.pm for
>> > now which are basically shortcuts for the above if you know how to use
>> > them).
>> > After you unpack the tar/gz file, you cd to the directory, where there
>> > should be a Makefile.PL file, and then you run the above commands.
>> > If GD has other dependencies, then it should complain during
>> > "perl Makefile.PL" and you'll have to repeat the download/install
>> > process for any other modules that need to be installed first.
>> > HTH,
>> > Doug
>> Doug, You didn't quite address my questions.
>> When you say "unpack the tar/gz file", do you mean I ftp them to the
>> server first and unpack them there? Which of the 4 commands you
>> mentioned is the one that unpacks it?
>> When you say "...where there should be a Makefile.PL file...", do you
>> mean to say that I should ftp Makefile.PL up to the server?
>> Remember, I have no direct access to anything perl on the server. Only
>> htdocs and cgi-bin. My idea is to get this into cgi-bin or a
>> subdirectory thereof.
>> Again, since none of the 4 commands mention GD, is there something
>> automatic about GD so that its presence is known?
>> Joel Fentin tel: 760-749-8863 FAX: 760-749-8864
>> Email me: http://fentin.com/me/ContactMe.html
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