Installing Imagemagick from source in Debian


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I have always had a good experience with Imagemagick in my career. Read this post – you will know HOW.

I can understand since it was CentOS, but with Debian I thought it might come handy if you choose to install Imagemagick from source. NAH! – never think like that. For one of our project, my colleague requested me to upgrade this package I thought it will be good and easy, just shoot the command “apt-get install imagemagick” phew – I got no updates.

Debian Lenny has a latest stable release of Imagemagick 6.6.0 and the current version is 6.6.9, AAH!.

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Installing Imagemagick from source in Debian

[solved] PHPMyAdmin – PMA_Message class not found error


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It’s been a very very (yes a lot) long time since I pinch in something on my blog, I will definitely try to keep up here after.

Okay, to the problem really quick, I got the following error from PHPMyAdmin – a weird one.

ClassPMA_Messagenot found in /usr/share/phpmyadmin/libraries/Message.class.php on line 732

It was driving me crazy WHY? because I never thought I will get a problem to fix something with PHPMyAdmin, after a search I got a hint to fix the above problem. This solution was not helpful since my permission to session folder was OKAY, it is accessible/writable by Apache, this is crazy (challenging).

After hitting my head with questions around sessions, I got a weird idea to see if the space is available for PHP to create sessions – gotcha, that is where my problem was. I cleaned up some unnecessary items and all went well.

Wanted to post this little information for those who are going mad like how I was.

Note: Sorry if I bore some of the users who always see a PROBLEM/PROBLEM & PROBLEM in my blog, I will try to write something different ie., other than technology.

[solved] PHPMyAdmin – PMA_Message class not found error

INSTALL (SETUP) DEBIAN Linux OS for Development/Production – A Day with SETUP


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Today I am going to talk about only installation of tools/apps required for LINUX Server. I have chosen DEBIAN, since it makes you intelligent ;-).

Okay, cool, now? First thing you have to buy a hosting space, there are quite a good people who provide this service – do a quick Google.

OKAY – Now let’s say you have got the hosting space and you have selected the DEBIAN (LENNY) OS and logged into the machine – remember DEBIAN is for intelligent & its not for human-beings means most of the tools/apps will require a separate installation. You have to dive deeper to figure out the tools you want and install them – this is interesting because it let’s you know things :-).

P.S:
This blog post is recommended for those users who knows about LINUX SERVER & shouldn’t find the meaning of Debian in the dictionary.

Let’s get the server ready……

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INSTALL (SETUP) DEBIAN Linux OS for Development/Production – A Day with SETUP

Installing ImageMagick in Linux CentOS with YUM


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It may look simple when you read the label, but it has a capability to ruin your life. Yeah man!, try to install the latest version of ImageMagick-6.5 in your Linux (remember it’s not windows) OS which will throw a big list of dependency (packages) failures.

As is always the case with RedHat, Fedora and CentOS (may be more), a number of packages in the usual yum repositories lack heavily behind the advancements made by their authors and teams. One such package is ImageMagick, which has the version of 6.2.8 in repositories whereas the latest version is 6.5.

Recently we had to upgrade this package to the latest for one of our image manipulation project, since the latest version had several improvements with the image processing. Most of the time I just go and upgrade the existing repositories, search for the new repositories, then see if anything helps me out, naaaa, none of these procedure will helped me.

Finally, I wanted to give a chance to ImageMagick’s source, I download the latest version, uncompressed then compiled it, which thrown me a big list of errors, which is obvious 🙂 . I started looking at errors and came up with the list of dependencies it lacks (which is normal for any Linux OS), most of them are devel libraries (see below).

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Installing ImageMagick in Linux CentOS with YUM