Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55248
php truetype support broken in rh7.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
The php 4.0.6 RPM that shipped with rh7.2 does not have truetype font
support compiled/enabled for image generation. The version that shipped
with rh7.1 DID. This has caused quite a few things to brea.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Try to use php to generate any image file (like PNG) that uses truetype fonts.
Actual Results: The image will fail to generate.
Expected Results: The image should generate correctly.
As I have now learned, php-4.0.6 for RH7.2 was compiled with
truetype font support. However, the php truetype support as
delivered as part of RH7.2 is still broken, just for other reasons.
The problem has been reported elsewhere
(http://www.aditus.nu/jpgraph/jpg_faq.php#faq4) and seems to be a
problem with the combination of:
php4.0.6 + gd 1.8.x + freetype 2.0.x
Other permutations appear to work correctly for some people.
To see the types of error messages that are generated, see the
The problem appears to be a missing --configure switch:
See the following for more details:
I've tried to change the php.spec file and rebuild the source RPM, but the
rebuild always fails with:
checking for DOM support... yes
checking for DOM in default path... not found
configure: error: Please reinstall the libxml >= 2.2.7 distribution
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.85208 (%build)
..even though I have libxml2 2.4.12 installed.
Created attachment 41714 [details]
Updated spec file for php-4.1.1
I just uploaded the specfile that I created (based on the the 4.0.6.rpm spec
file) using the latest php 4.1.1 sources. I've built and installed these RPMs,
and they seem to work just fine:
You can download the RPMs that were built from this at
Please post some new official RPMs so that I can direct my users to them. At
the very least, this should be updated for rawhide.
For php-4.1.1 added in the missing --enable-gd-native-ttf
(been a bit busy with other packages so appologies for any delays)
Hopefully you'll see something new in rawhide tonight to play with
oh, re. DOM, I'm not sure why it can't find it,. can you look though the
config.log to see if it was something daft I'd forgotten? The only other idea
that I have about that is that it's picking up the wrong libxml
[root@bryce2 SPECS]# rpm -q libxml2
[root@bryce2 SPECS]# rpm -q libxml
Could you try the updated rpm tonight and give me a yell as to what else broke
or if it actually worked ok for you
Had to make a few adjustments:
1. I upgraded to the php-4.1.2 sources in order to get the latest security patch.
2. Inserted a few additional missing ./configure options.
I will upload the spec-file patch in a minute.
Created attachment 46880 [details]
Upcoming errata in the next few days