Bug 115716 - convert gives error "FreeType library is not available"
convert gives error "FreeType library is not available"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ImageMagick (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-02-15 07:07 EST by Rick Richardson
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-23 08:12:16 EST
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Description Rick Richardson 2004-02-15 07:07:54 EST
ImageMagick, ghostscript, and freetype are all installed and up2date.
 But I get this error from "convert":

convert -fill red -draw 'rectangle 639,502 640,521' -draw 'rectangle
630,511 649,512' -box white -fill black -draw 'text 642,509 "50.13.748
8.46.030"' /tmp/geo2716-imap.gif /tmp/geo2716-map.gif

convert: FreeType library is not available

Works fine on RH7.2 and RH8.0.  But not on FC2T1.

I really don't know where the problem lies.
Comment 1 Rick Richardson 2004-02-15 07:09:22 EST
Oh yeah, you can get the whole 'geo-map' shell script to generate
custom test cases from here:  http://geo.rkkda.com.
Comment 2 Rick Richardson 2004-02-15 07:16:13 EST
$ root rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/convert
$ root rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib/libfreetype.so
Comment 3 Mace Moneta 2004-03-10 14:54:56 EST
Seeing the same problem here, clean FC1 install, all up2date as of
this 3/10/2004.  Command:

/usr/bin/convert IMAGE.JPG -type truecolormatte                 \
                 -fill '#00000080' -draw 'rectangle 5,5,190,25' \
                 -fill white -draw "text 10,20 '$DTE'"          \

/usr/bin/convert: FreeType library is not available
Comment 4 Karsten Hopp 2004-03-23 08:12:16 EST
fixed in ImageMagick- 
Comment 5 John Beatty 2004-03-24 00:08:43 EST
I am using  ImageMagick-5.5.7-16

convert -fill blue -draw "text 100,100 Cockatoo" temp2.png temp3.png
convert: FreeType library is not available 

I get same error no matter how I word the command with different font 
options. If I'm doing any kind of text it spits out that error.
Comment 6 Karsten Hopp 2004-03-25 06:56:30 EST
@John Beatty: 
Where did you get ImageMagick-5.5.7-16 ? I don't think that's  
one of our packages. As far as I know is the latest 
one for fedora-core-2. 
Comment 7 John Beatty 2004-03-25 20:21:28 EST
I apologize I'm not very knowledgeable with the Linux world. I 
evidentially have Red Hat Linux 7.2 (Enigma).

I found this post doing a web search and its the only information I 
could find that mentions the exact same bug I'm getting. If you have 
anything else you can tell me or someoen to contact about it I would 
greatly appreciate it.

My problem is exactly as its been described here so maybe there is 
something you can have me try to resolve it. Thanks!
Comment 8 Heping Zheng 2005-02-18 15:28:47 EST
It is likely you do not install freetype-devel. Imagemagick require
both freetype & freetype-devel package installed on the system before
you can use the font.So you need to recompile ImageMagick with both
library installed.

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