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Setting up ImageMagick

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Hi,
I use RedHat 5.0, and installed the ImageMagick 4.0.3,
both RPM and .tar.gz. But in the README file, there
is an instruction to run the xmkmf. But there isn't this
file anywhere. What happens ?
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'xmkmf' is a program that will generate a Makefile from an
Imakefile, which can then be used to actually compile some
source code. With other words: xmkmf should be on your system
already, it has little to do with ImageMagick directly. I suspect, however, that you downloaded some sources as well.... this shouldn't be necessary as you have been successful with
the rpm apparently.

You either use the rpm (everything is precompiled) or you
download the sources (the .tar.gz stuff) and you compile that
on your system and (automatically?) install it. If you aren't
interested in the sources, only use the rpm and that's enough.

Some (paranoid?) people such as myself do prefer having a peek
at the sources before installing something :-)

Tal.
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