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Image Magick can't locate it host says its installed in root?

I had ImageMagick running perfectly in my cgi script with my host until they had to replace a faulty hardrive, lost ImageMagic and reinstalled it.

Previously I called up ImageMagick using:

use lib '/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/i386-linux/';
use Image::Magick;

But since my host has reinstalled ImageMagick each time I call it using:

use lib '/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/i386-linux/';
use Image::Magick;

or just

use Image::Magick;

My cgi script crashs with 500 server error :(

I looked under perl modules and ImageMagick is not there so I contacted my host and they told me they have now installed it in the root:


I am not that familar with root access and have tried a few things but my script just crashs the moment I call up ImageMagick and any help is most welcome :)
1 Solution
Hi pauluk,
If your script was OK and unchanged, then the error must have been caused by the server!

I suggest that you may reinstall ImageMagick (or any Perl Module you want) into your own directory. You can do is by this:

- download the source from search.cpan.org and upload onto your server
- uncompress: tar zfx module-xxx.tar.gz
- run: cd module-xxx
- run: perl Makefile.pl prefix=/home/pauluk/yourdir
Note: some documents said that it should be --prefix. I tried, but it did not work on my server while prefix did work well. You may wish to try both :-)
- run: make
- then run: make install
- finally, you can run: make test to test your new installed module.

Hope this help.

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