[EMBOSS] Fwd: Installation Problem

ajb at ebi.ac.uk ajb at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Jul 31 15:57:43 UTC 2006

> On suse libpng is under /usr/lib, so you have to run the installation
> with the following option:
> ./configure --with-pngdriver=/usr/lib

Just two points to add there:

a) You don't have to use PNG graphics if you don't want to.
b) If the libpng library is under /usr/lib then the configure
   option would be:
   [if you specify /usr/lib then it will search for /usr/lib/lib
    and /usr/lib/include - neither of which is likely to exist]
   The configure script will, however, look for the libraries and include-
   files under /usr/lib and /usr/include anyway. In short, as long
   as you've got any zlib-devel, libpng-devel and gd-devel RPMs
   installed, you should not need to specify the --with-pngdriver
   switch under SuSE to be able to use PNG graphiics. The same
   applies to most Linux distributions.

At least, that's the theory.


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