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I'm not able to compile freetype support in php...

My configure command is:

./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql --enable-bcmath 
--enable-zip --with-zlib --with-gd --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/lib --with-mysqli 
--enable-mbstring --with-pdo-mysql  --with-pgsql=/usr/lib/pgsql 
--with-freetype-dir=/usr/lib --enable-gd-native-ttf

and it runs fine (doesn't complain about anything), compilation is succesful too, but in the end freetype support is not enabled:

["GD Version"]=> string(27) "bundled (2.0.34 compatible)" 
["FreeType Support"]=> bool(false)
["T1Lib Support"]=> bool(false) 

/usr/lib looks like the right place to look for freetype:

# pwd
/usr/lib
# ll|grep -i freetype
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root       21 Dec 10 13:35 libfreetype.so -> libfreetype.so.6.3.10
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root       21 Dec 10 13:35 libfreetype.so.6 -> libfreetype.so.6.3.10
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root   525448 Nov 16 17:55 libfreetype.so.6.3.10

OS is Centos Linux 5, php version is 5.2.17.

Any hints? Thanks!

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config.log would show why it isn't detecting freetype. –  Mark Wagner May 16 '11 at 16:33

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On CentOS you could just use yum and perform the install.

First I'd do the command below and see what results are given and then issue the yum command to install php-gd:

rpm -qa | grep php
yum install php-gd

Make sure you run these as root so you have the permission for the install

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