Missing GD module

Posted by Stickybit on 2007-03-29 05:14

Hi guys

I just realised that the perl 5.8 distro dosn´t include GD. :-(

This is kinda not cool for me - so I really hope that AS will include GD in the next release. I know that I can use the GD module from Winnipeg - but the users of my tools dosn´t understand all that ppm, module thing, so the missing GD has become kinda a showstopper for me. :-(

Pleeeeease include GD again. :-)

Regards Stickybit

kevinw
ActiveState Staff
Thu, 2007-03-29 11:46

GD is not available from ActiveState's PPM repositories. This could be due to a number of issues, but the most likely ones are due to licensing, difficulties building the module in an automated process, or a large number of prerequisite modules that have those problems.

If you wish to deliver Perl programs that include all dependencies in a way that makes it easier for your users you may wish to check out PerlApp, part of the Perl Dev Kit:

http://www.activestate.com/products/perl_dev_kit/

Cheers,

kjw