[Typo3] ImageMagick - further thought
mrt.jones at ntlworld.com
Tue Feb 8 21:33:05 CET 2005
Thank you Robert for your detailed reply
So, I set up my subfolders in mysite
I copied into the bin folder the contents of the IM 4.2.9 static binaries as
per Christopher's post - thanks Christopher -
>If you decide to use 4.2.9, check out sunsite.dk for a static binary:
I found the full path from phpinfo - using the information in the
SCRIPT_FILENAME and DOCUMENT_ROOT variables and I entered this in the
[im_path] field in the All Configuration form in the install tool. I
committed that by confirming that it should write to localconf.php.
And still I get the same message on the Basic Configuration page :
It seems that there is no adequate ImageMagick installation available at the
- it then lists the locations it has checked and it includes the path that I
have specified - and, guess what? ImageMagick does not work.
(An aside question - should the files in the bin folder be convert.bin,
combine.bin and identify.bin or should they be convert.exe, combine.exe or
Is there a setting on the server that needs to in place for it to work? - if
I knew what then I could as my hosting company to look into it for me
Any further thoughts would be great.
Thank you in advance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert A Heller" <rah at rheller.net>
To: "TYPO3 English" <typo3-english at lists.netfielders.de>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Typo3] ImageMagick - further thought
> I am not sure if you are running your live site on a hosted box, or on
> your own box. Nevertheless, you will probably need a fully qualified
> (absolute) path.
> To be sure, i'd use _/usr/bin_, if that is where your imagic binaries
> It sounds like you are using a hosted service somewhere. If that is the
> case, then you are not likely to be able to place the IM files in
> /usr/bin and will have to place them into your own folder tree. You
> probably won't know the absolute pathname of your htdocs/mysite folder.
> If you have shell access to the host you can simply type in 'pwd' at the
> shell prompt ($) and it will tell you your absolute path (could be
> something like /home/htdocs/mysite or /var/htdocs/mysite or /usr/local/).
> All that said, clearly you have been able to install typo3 and make it
> work. I presume this is all installed in your home directory
> Check your PHP configuration as it supplies a lot of information. You
> can do this in your install tool (login to
> live.domain.com/typo3/install) and select option 7 (phpinfo()).
> Check the SERVER: PATH_TRANSLA: environment variable in the getenv()
> section. This should tell you what your absolute pathname is to
> ../htdocs/mysite. You can probably also see in the _ENV and _SERVER
> sections things like SCRIPT_FILENAME and DOCUMENT_ROOT which can provide
> the same information.
> In your location (../htdocs/mysite) I'd create a folder labelled IM and
> then I'd put all the binaries into that directory. For example
> ../htdocs/mysite/IM/bin and then set the path information in the install
> tool to /root/directory/path/from/SCRIPT_FILENAME/htdocs/mysite/IM/bin
> and it should all work.
> Mike Jones wrote:
> >Hello again
> >Thank you for your response Robert - I am encouraged to think that later
> >versions work.
> >What about paths?
> >On Windows I have the localconf.php file with an absolute path to the
> >ImageMagick binaries - c:\ImageMagick\
> >Since my live server is a Unix box - do I still need an absolute path?
> >If it has to be usr/bin or similar - I have no access to this and my
> >providers will not install for me.
> >I have access to my own root folder called htdocs and my website is in a
> >subfolder of this - htdocs/mysite/
> >Can the ImageMagick path be a relative path? Where can I place the
> >ImageMagick files?
> >If so how do I specify this on Unix?
> >Thanks for all help.
> >Mike Jones
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