Install Imager::File::PNG Manually

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install Imager::File::PNG Perl module manually from source code files on macOS. Installation failed with wrong architecture in LIBPNG library.

With the PNG library installed, we can try to install Imager::File::PNG manually.

1. Go to Imager::File::PNG Website at

2. Click "Download" to get the source code file, Imager-File-PNG-0.94.tar.gz.

3. Unzip and untar it to extract its source files in "Imager-File-PNG-0.94" folder.

4. Try the following commands to install it:

herong$ perl Makefile.PL --libpath=/Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib
  --incpath=/Users/herong/lib/libpng/include --verbose

PNG: building independently
PNG libpath: /Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib
PNG libpath: /Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib
PNG: Searching directories for libraries:
PNG:   /Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib
PNG: Found!
PNG incpath: /Users/herong/lib/libpng/include
PNG: Searching directories for headers:
PNG:   /Users/herong/lib/libpng/include
PNG: Found!
PNG: Generic: includes found - libraries found
Asking liblist for LD_RUN_PATH:
Potential libraries are '-L/Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib -lpng':
'-lpng' found at /Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib/libpng.dylib
Setting LD_RUN_PATH=/Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib for PNG probe
ld: warning: ignoring file /Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib/libpng.dylib,
   file was built for x86_64 which is not the architecture being linked
   (i386): /Users/herong/lib/libpng/lib/libpng.dylib
Undefined symbols for architecture i386:
  "_png_access_version_number", referenced from:
      _main in assertlibunQkgKfm-f31b93.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1
PNG: Test code failed: Can't link/include 'png'

Looks like there is a problem with the libpng.dylib we generated in the last tutorial.


Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

Image and Picture Processing

 Imager - Create and Save Image

 Imager - Draw Graphical Elements

 Imager - Convert Image File Format

 Imager::File::PNG - PNG File Format

 Install LIBPNG from Source Code

Install Imager::File::PNG Manually

 Install PerlMagick from Source Code

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

 RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Managing Perl Engine and Modules on macOS


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