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Thread: Imagemagick on iPod touch
02-10-2008, 04:20 AM #1Imagemagick on iPod touch
I want to have a go at compiling Imagemagic ( imagemagick.org ) to run on my ipod touch. I've installed the toolchain with cygwin on windows but there's a stage in the imagemagick installation instructions that tells me to use ./configure. Which i think sets up the make file or something, but it sets it up to compile it for the system I'm running cygwin on not the ipod.
So a couple of questions really:
1) Is this ever going to work, or am I barking up the wrong tree.
2) If it is possible how do I set things up so it compiles for the iPod.
Thanks for your help.
02-10-2008, 11:47 AM #2
It's not going to work with configure due to iPhone using UIKit and not AppKit for main application classes. It would need to be ported.
02-10-2008, 04:21 PM #3
Thanks for your response. Would porting it be a massive task?
02-10-2008, 09:10 PM #4
It really depends on the program...if ImageMagick is mostly processing stuff, with only a few GUI interactions, then it probably wouldn't be too hard.
I've found that the hardest thing about porting is learning what each part of the code does...if you already have a general idea, then it shouldn't be all that hard.
02-11-2008, 04:04 PM #5
I'm pretty sure it doesnt have any GUI. You just cal a bunch of processes through a scripting language. I'll have to make sure, but if this is the case I wouldn't have to worry about porting it right?
02-11-2008, 04:19 PM #6
Looking at the application, most of the tools should compile pretty easily, I think.
Any of the programs that display images will need work, however.
02-11-2008, 04:20 PM #7
It can display the results through a web browser, does this mean that this might not be an issue either?
Last edited by moesian; 02-11-2008 at 04:24 PM.
02-15-2008, 07:16 AM #8
Hi I want to have a go at comiling this but I need to know how to skip the ./configure when I try to compile so that I can compile it for the ipod and not the machine I'm running cygwin on.
02-18-2008, 04:49 PM #9
I would suggest not bypassing configure, but running it and then editting the resulting config.h and Makefile to reflect the iPod Touch environment.
03-04-2008, 01:52 PM #10
please get this working... we need it for swirlymms and the camera roll
03-04-2008, 03:38 PM #11
not work on iphone...
03-06-2008, 12:30 AM #12
Here is a start:
Run the ./configure command as follows with these options:
./configure --build=i686-pc-cygwin --host=arm-apple-darwin --disable-largefile --with-quantum-depth=8 --without-magick-plus-plus --without-perl
CFLAGS = -g -O2 -Wall ...
and add -DNDEBUG to the end
Then modify magick/studio.h - find the line that says #include <limits.h> and add two lines after it:
#include <sys/syslimits.h> #include <arm/limits.h>
Mine is still compiling, so I will test the result later...
Got it working
Since the install archive I created is 2.2MB, I added it to Downloads with some basic directions.
Fundamentally unarchive into corresponding directories from archive and make sure to chmod +x /usr/local/bin* and /usr/local/bin/.libs/*
If you don't have /usr/local/bin in PATH, add it.
Then you can test with
convert logo: logo.gif
Unfortunately, I haven't (yet) done the libjpeg or libPNG libraries, so the routines are a little sparse on the filetypes they can handle.
Last edited by NetMage; 03-06-2008 at 12:30 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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03-19-2008, 06:06 PM #13
Been away for a while...your a genius. Thanks so much. Unfortunately I'm getting two errors when I compile:
make: Entering directory `/home/Vaio/ImageMagick.app'
/bin/sh ./libtool --silent --tag=CC --mode=link arm-apple-darwin-gcc -g -O2 -
Wall -W -D_THREAD_SAFE -DNDEBUG -no-undefined -export-symbols-regex ".*" -module
-avoid-version -o coders/wmf.la -rpath /usr/local/lib/ImageMagick-6.3.9/module
s-Q8/coders coders/coders_wmf_la-wmf.lo magick/libMagickCore.la wand/libMagickWa
./libtool: line 5792: otool: command not found
./libtool: line 5795: otool64: command not found
/usr/local/bin/arm-apple-darwin-ld: -dylib_file argument: :/home/Vaio/ImageMagic
k.app/magick/.libs/libMagickCore.dylib must have a ':' between its file names
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [coders/wmf.la] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/Vaio/ImageMagick.app'
make: *** [all] Error 2
any idea on what I can do?
03-20-2008, 12:14 AM #14
Looks like you are missing otool. You need to make sure you have /usr/local/bin in the front of your $PATH, and make sure you have a soft link in /usr/local/bin from otool to arm-apple-darwin-otool.exe
03-22-2008, 05:06 AM #15
I got it to compile, when I configured I set up the install folder as /imagemagick. I installed it and then copied the files and folders into /private/var/root/Downloads/usr/local/ I then created a symbolic link from here to /usr/local.
I then did chmod -x on /usr/local/bin/* and /usr/local/lib/* . The image magick commands are avaliable but when I use them I get a permission error.
I think perhaps I'm doing this all wrong.
01-12-2009, 11:45 AM #16
I tried this in my xcode environment ... and get a
/magick/studio.h:184:24: error: arm/limits.h: No such file or directory
But in /Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/SDKs/iPhoneOS2.1.sdk/usr/include/arm/limits.h it is ...
What am I doing wrong?
01-14-2009, 06:18 PM #17
ImageMagick is available on Cydia already as part of Telesphoreo so I am not sure what the point of compiling now would be?
01-15-2009, 02:31 AM #18
The problem is that I need a static Library to use it within the Apple SDK (Xcode). With the information I found here: Latenitesoft: Mac & iPhone Applications: iPhone Programming Tips: building Unix software
I ended up that crt_externs.h is not existing. Used by magick/random.c
There _NSGetEnviron() is missing ...
06-26-2009, 09:19 AM #19
08-02-2011, 11:39 AM #20
NetMage, could you please work your 'magick' one more time?
The version on Cydia is 6.4.3 while the latest ImageMagick is 6.7.1-1 or so. The versions until and including 6.7 bring so many changes and many things that are very useful. 2 years have passed anyway.
Can anyone compile a newer version of binaries for iOS?