Ubuntu: Compile ImageMagick
First become root.
Then install build-essentials and dependencies.
aptitude install build-essential libpng12-dev libglib2.0-dev libfontconfig1-dev zlib1g-dev libtiff4-dev libexif-dev libfreetype6-dev
Now it's time to download and configure ImageMagick. I like to keep my downloaded sources in a ~/sources/ directory.
mkdir sources cd sources/ wget http://www.imagemagick.org/download/ImageMagick.tar.gz tar xf ImageMagick.tar.gz cd ImageMagick-6.7.7-4/ ./configure --prefix=/usr
The "–prefix=/usr" part is for Ubuntu paths. After the configuration is done, it should tell you what features will be enabled. Let's compile it!
And then install it.
Now test it to see if we did good.