| 7:37 pm on Apr 23, 2001 (gmt 0)|
It certainly looks as if the GD library isn't installed - I'm not very experienced with this, but I'm pretty sure that the 'Configure Command' section of that info page should include a --with-gd section if GD is installed.
I can't test this (I don't have GD installed either) but the following is about as simple a use of GD I can find - if it doesn't work it's almost certain it's not installed:
| 6:58 am on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Thanks - I'll give that script a try.
What should I see in my browser if the script is working?
| 7:02 am on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Ah thanks. One small problem though. My ISP tells me that the GIF format isn't supported due to some sort of copyright issues on the GIF format. I am assured that the PNG format is supported.
Do you know the PNG version of that script?
| 7:31 am on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)|
OK, here's where I'm at so far. I keep answering my own questions!!
For really good help on getting started with image creation using GD go to [devshed.com...]
They talk you through writing basic scripts to make use of the GIF, JPEG and PNG formats.
Guess what - none of them work on my server. I look forward to hearing from my ISP.
| 9:30 pm on Apr 25, 2001 (gmt 0)|
rycrostud, did you get anywhere with this?
I'm wondering if it's at all possible to install GD as an external module rather than compiling it in to PHP itself
| 7:01 am on Apr 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
They say they are looking into it. An earlier response I got was:
"It looks as if GD was not specifically compiled with PHP4 - but is a standard option on version 4 and GD is installed on the server.
You may perhaps need to interface with GD in a specific way."
Which I'm afraid means absolutely nothing to me. How else can you "interface" with the GD extension? There must be some GD experts out there - can anyone help?
| 11:33 am on Jul 26, 2002 (gmt 0)|
To see if GD is installed or not, write a simple info.php file with the code below. This should provide you with all possible info on the installed version of php, and there should be a section for GD also.: