[ITP] ImageMagick

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Wed Dec 3 15:53:00 GMT 2003

Charles Wilson wrote:
> Harold L Hunt II wrote:
>> Question for other maintainers: ImageMagick defaults to building as a 
>> static library... I have not yet tried to build it as a shared 
>> library; does anyone have an instant educated guess as to whether or 
>> not it will be a good idea to pursue a shared library?  It would save 
>> me a lot of wasted effort if someone told me right now that 
>> "ImageMagick won't work as a shared lib on Cygwin because foo isn't a 
>> shared library" or that ImageMagick is known to use undefined symbols 
>> at link time.  Thanks.
> I built IM shared once upon a time.  I believe all I needed to do was 
> relibtoolize, but I'll check.
> Vote pro, BTW.

Thanks Chuck.  That is what I needed to hear.  You also have to pass 
``LIBS="-lcygipc"'' to configure since it detects that Xext is exporting 
SHM functions and it thus enables some SHM stuff in the Magick library 
and a couple executables.

I will check if a relibtoolizing is needed (mostly be checking if it 
fails without it).


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