[mrtg] Re: Error when starting MRTG

Lightfoot.Michael Lightfoot.Michael at comcare.gov.au
Thu Nov 28 02:04:09 MET 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Waltman, Adam [mailto:AWaltman at anacomp.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, 28 November 2002 2:47 AM
> To: MRTG (E-mail)
> Subject: [mrtg] Re: Error when starting MRTG
> 1.  I have libpng-1.2.4 running but for some reason it's 
> compiling with libpng-1.0.10.  How can I stop that? 2.  My GD 
> (1.8.3) and libpng aren't compatible apparently.  Which 
> versions work nicely together? 3.  What does "Argument "UNIX" 
> isn't numeric in ne at /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg line 407" 
> mean?  What should be there in place of UNIX?
> Again, I am running on Solaris 8 and I compiled everything 
> with the defaults.
I can help you with this as this is exactly what I am running.  I used
the Sunfreeware libpng package (SMClibpng) which was at version 1.2.0.
I compiled and installed gd 1.8.4 using (then) gcc 3.1 - now 3.2 (again
the Sunfreeware package which uses the Sun assembler and linker.)

What you need to do is ensure that you have compatible versions of
libpng and gd, and that in building rateup you reference these versions,
not anything else that may be lying around.  When rateup is run you must
ensure that MRTG is referenceing the libraries that were compiled with

>From the output of ./configure --help:


  --with-gd=DIR           location of the gd lib/inc
  --with-gd-lib=DIR       location of the gd library
  --with-gd-inc=DIR       location of the gd include files
  --with-z=DIR            location of zlib lib/inc
  --with-z-lib=DIR        location of zlib library
  --with-z-inc=DIR        location of the zlib include files
  --with-png=DIR          location of png lib/inc
  --with-png-lib=DIR      location of png library
  --with-png-inc=DIR      location of the libpng include files


  LDFLAGS     linker flags, e.g. -L<lib dir> if you have libraries in a
              nonstandard directory <lib dir>

Using the above flags will ensure that your installed versions of gd,
libpng and zlib are all referenced correctly.

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