Setting up rmagick (needs ImageMagick 6.3.x) on Ubuntu
I wanted to update rmagick to the latest version of the gem, so I ran “sudo gem install rmagick”. The version that was going to be installed was 2.1.0, and it needed ImageMagick lib 6.3.x.
I went ahead and downloadoaded 6.3.8 from ImageMagick site (couldn’t use apt-get this time, latest version on repositories I found was 126.96.36.199). I had a previous version of imagemagick laying on my system. So I ran:
- sudo apt-get remove imagemagick
- tar xvvzf ImageMagick.tar.gz
- cd ImageMagick
- ./configure –prefix=/usr
- sudo make install
- sudo gem install rmagick
- sudo gem install rmagick -v 1.15.12 if you want rmagick v1 installed.