[mrtg] Issue configuring MRTG

Lyle Giese lyle at lcrcomputer.net
Mon Apr 25 15:25:40 CEST 2011

Another thing is to just run ldconfig as root and try again.  Not 
knowing what linux distro or how he installed these packages...

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.

On 04/25/11 07:36, Steve Shipway wrote:
> Looks to me as if your GD library was not compiled with PNG support (and
> maybe not JPG or GIF support either). Where did you get your GD library
> from? Might be time to upgrade or reinstall.
> Steve
> *Steve Shipway*
> University of Auckland ITS
> /UNIX Systems Design Lead/
> s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz <mailto:s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz>
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> //
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> *From:* mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch
> [mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch] on behalf of
> Anand, Sakshi [sa185043 at ncr.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, 25 April 2011 7:31 p.m.
> *To:* mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
> *Subject:* [mrtg] Issue configuring MRTG
> All,
> I am getting following error when configuring MRTG. I want to use it to
> measure bandwidth using Nagios.
> checking for gdImageGif in -lgd... no
> checking for gdImagePng in -lgd... no
> checking for gdImagePng_jpg in -lgd... no
> checking for gdImagePng_jpg_ft in -lgd... no
> 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. Get it from
> _http://www.boutell.com_, compile it and use either --with-gd-lib=DIR
> and --with-gd-inc=DIR to specify its location. You might also have to
> use --with-z-inc, --with-z-lib and --with-png-inc, --with-png-lib for gd
> versions 1.6 and higher. Check config.log for more information on the
> problem.
> b) You have the GD library installed, but not the gd.h header file.
> Download the source (see above) and use --with-gd-inc=DIR to specify
> where the file can be found.
> c) You have the library and the header file installed, but you also have
> a shared GD library in the same directory. Remove the shared library
> files and/or links (e.g. libgd.so.2.0.0, libgd.so and libgd.so.2). This
> is especially likely if you're using a recent (post 1.8.4) version of GD
> and didn't configure it with --disable-shared.
> d) You have gd library installed and also it's headers, but you are
> missing libpng (and headers) or freetype (and headers) (mrtg does not
> use freetype, but if your copy of gd is precompiled against it, you have
> to install it …
> I have verified all the 3 points mentioned above but everything seems to
> be in place.
> Please help.
> Thanks & Regards,
> Sakshi Anand
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