giflib-5.1.0

Introduction to giflib

The giflib package contains libraries for reading and writing GIFs as well as programs for converting and working with GIF files.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/giflib/giflib-5.1.0.tar.bz2

  • Download (HTTP) MD5 sum: c7e9f1c10b755ab955156d4c1ac7fc5d

  • Download (HTTP) size: 607 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 6.5 MB (with generated html documentation; additional 0.7 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU (with generated html documentation)

giflib Dependencies

Optional

xmlto-0.0.26 (for html documentation)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/giflib

Installation of giflib

Install giflib by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check. The test results are in test.sh.log.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you generated html documentation, install it as the root user:

install -v -dm755           /usr/share/doc/giflib-5.1.0/html &&
install -v -m644 doc/*.html /usr/share/doc/giflib-5.1.0/html

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

Contents

Installed Programs: gif2rgb, gifbuild, gifclrmp, gifecho, giffix, gifinto, giftext and giftool
Installed Library: libgif.so
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/giflib-5.1.0

Short Descriptions

gif2rgb

converts images saved as GIF to 24-bit RGB images.

gifbuild

dumps GIF data in a textual format, or undumps it to a GIF.

gifclrmp

modifies GIF image colormaps.

gifecho

generates a GIF from ASCII text.

giffix

clumsily attempts to fix truncated GIF images.

gifinto

is an end-of-pipe fitting for GIF-processing pipelines.

giftext

prints (text only) general information about a GIF file.

giftool

is a GIF transformation tool.

libgif.so

contains API functions required by the giflib programs and any other programs needing library functionality to read, write and manipulate GIF images.

Last updated on 2014-08-02 16:23:45 +0000