[mrtg] 2.16.2 Compile Problem

KevinN kevin_noall at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 3 01:18:41 CEST 2009

I'm having this exact same issue same versions of ubuntu and mrtg.  Has
anyone been able to fix this?

CincyJim wrote:
> Trying to do a new install of MRTG 2.16.2 on Ubuntu 9.04; following the
> instructions in /doc/mrtg-unix-guide.txt.
> Ubuntu doesn't seem to come with gd, so I downloaded gd-2.0.35,
> zlib-1.2.3, and libpng-1.2.35.
> Not an expert but, it looked to me like all the required libraries
> installed correctly.  When I try:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mrtg-2 --with-gd=/usr/local/src/gd
> --with-z=/usr/local/src/zlib --with-png=/usr/local/src/libpng
> things run to here...
> checking gd.h usability... yes
> checking gd.h presence... yes
> checking for gd.h... yes
> ** Ooops, one of many bad things happened:
>    a)  You don't have the GD library installed. 
> =)I do, and I have the correct path in the --with switches.
>    b)  You have the GD library installed, but not the gd.h header file.
> =)Clearly, I do - it's the last line before the fail.
>    c)  You have the library and the header file installed, but ... didn't
> configure it with --disable-shared.
> =)Yes, I did, and there were no *.so.* or *.so files anywhere I can find.
>    d)  You have gd library installed and also it's headers, but you are
> missing libpng (and headers) or freetype (and headers)
> =)Both incorrect.  libpng (and headers) installed, gd compiled without
> freetype.
> Consider following the instructions in doc/mrtg-unix-guide.txt
> =) Not to seem rude but, that's how I got here!
> Does anyone have any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong and, more
> importantly, what to do get back on track?

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