[csw-users] CSWgd and version numbers

Gary Armstrong garyarm at testedgeinc.com
Wed May 19 18:08:07 CEST 2004

Hi all;

I'm having trouble with the perl GD module from CPAN. One of the 
messages from the install states:

NOTICE: This module requires libgd 2.0.12 or higher.
         it will NOT work with earlier versions.
         See www.cpan.org for versions of GD that are compatible
         with earlier versions of libgd.

 From pkginfo -l, I see:

       NAME:  gd - libgd, Graphics creation library and utilities
   CATEGORY:  system
       ARCH:  sparc
    VERSION:  2.0.22,REV=2004.04.18

But when I ls -l /opt/csw/lib/libgd.*, I see:

# ls -l /opt/csw/lib/libgd.*
-rw-r--r--   1 root     bin       291132 Apr 18 15:08 /opt/csw/lib/libgd.a
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     bin          844 Apr 18 14:54 /opt/csw/lib/libgd.la
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         14 May 12 07:11 
/opt/csw/lib/libgd.so -> libgd.so.2.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         14 May 12 07:11 
/opt/csw/lib/libgd.so.2 -> libgd.so.2.0.0
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     bin       246520 Apr 18 14:54 

My question is, why do I see 2.0.0 instead of the 2.0.22 reported by 

BTW: I don't think this is the problem, I'm just trying to clear up my 
misunderstanding. If anyone has had success, getting blastwave and CPAN 
to play well together for gd on Solaris, it would be nice to know 
success is possible.


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