[EMBOSS] EMBOSS Install problem: Can't make gd.c

ajb at ebi.ac.uk ajb at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Sep 7 14:07:57 UTC 2007

Hello Cass,

You will get that error if the system thinks that you have a
version of the GD libraries less than version 2 on your system.

You would do well to check what version of GD (and its associated
dev[elopment] package) you have installed. After loading
any new GD package onto your system then you'll need to
do the EMBOSS './configure' step again.

We do not use Ubuntu here but, from memory (which could be wrong), the
relevant Ubuntu packages you need will be called something like libgd2 and



> Hi,
> Trying to install the stable EMBOSS package on Ubuntu and although it
> configures fine make fails with the following error:
> gd.c: In function 'plD_init_gif_Dev':
> gd.c:600: error: 'png_Dev' has no member named 'palette'
> gd.c:601: error: 'png_Dev' has no member named 'truecolour'
> gd.c: In function 'plD_eop_gif':
> Google's being no help. Anyone know how to fix the problem?
> Thanks.
> Cass
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