[EMBOSS] EMBOSS 5.0.0 compilation fails on SLES9 (no gif support

Christian Bolliger christian.bolliger at id.unizh.ch
Mon Jul 16 15:26:34 UTC 2007

Dear EMBOSS maintainer

Compilation of EMBOSS 5.0.0 on SLES9 (with all graphical devel libs) fails, while linking:

gcc -O2 -D__amd64__ -o .libs/aaindexextract aaindexextract.o  ../nucleus/.libs/libnucleus.so ../ajax/.libs/libajaxg.so
../ajax/.libs/libajax.so ../plplot/.libs/libeplplot.so -L/usr/X11R6/lib64 /usr/lib64/libgd.so -L/usr/lib64 -lXpm -lX11
/usr/lib64/libjpeg.so /usr/lib64/libfreetype.so -lpng12 -lpng -lz -lm  -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/local/emboss5/lib

../plplot/.libs/libeplplot.so: undefined reference to `gdImageGifPtr'

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/emboss5

It seems for me that EMBOSS 5.0.0 is looking for GIF support despite of the fact that newer Versions of
gd don't support gif anymore (cf. README line 65).

Is there any workarround for the problem (I don't bother changing code)?

Best regards
Christian Bolliger
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