William Shipway from Blake Dawson Waldron International Lawyers has posted some Solaris installation notes to the nodemap-users mailing list.
The notes are reprinted here with permission. Thanks, William!
The issues covered by William here might also be useful to non-Solaris users who happen to have a version of GD which doesn't contain GIF support (my development system contains a version of GD which only contains GIF support -- Wah!)
Message-ID: <16299D2C8807D711BB3B00065B3CAB1E033DE4B4@SYDNT59> From: William Shipway To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [nodemap] Any new user issues? Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 11:30:42 +1000 Hi all, > But one correspondent has reported that Solaris isn't quite that simple. I resolved my Solaris problem eventually. It appears that my version of GD::Image does not support GIF format. I've moved to PNG images instead, and that seems to work so far. The changes needed for this are: * create background images in PNG format instead of GIF * edit nodemap script - at line 413 change newFromGif to newFromPng - at line 459 change $gd->gif(); to $gd->png; - globally replace .gif with .png * ensure etc/nodemap.cf lists .png image files, not .gif FYI, some other Solaris 9 things I needed to do along the way. These changes were for a new Solaris install so may not apply to all. * Configure & start Apache - cp /etc/apache/httpd.conf-example /etc/apache/httpd.conf - edit httpd.conf to change ServerName, ServerAdmin, anything else needed # /etc/rc3.d/S50apache start * Install developer tools, in my case I installed GCC * Add third-party library path to runtime linking environment # crle -l /usr/lib -l /usr/local/lib * Edit system path - ensure /usr/ucb is near the end - /usr/ccs/bin and /opt/sfw/bin probably needed * Install GD, libiconv, zlib, libpng, jpeg, freetype (eg from www.sunfreeware.com) * Install GD and the other required Perl modules via CPAN - I must have screwed my build invironment, and had to build/install some CPAN modules manually, by going into /.cpan/build/
and calling: make clean, perl Makefile.PL, make, make install Versions I am using: Perl 5.6.1 libgd 2.0.22 libiconv 1.8 jpeg 6b libpng 1.2.5 freetype 2.1.7 zlib 1.2.1 GCC 3.4.1 Internode Nodemap 1.0-solaris :-) Cheers William ---------- (email address removed so that William doesn't get spam) Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers - http://bdw.com/ Ph: +61 2 9258 6318 Fax: +61 2 9258 6999 [I give permission to forward all or part of this message]