The 2.8 README says that Bugzilla needs the GD Perl Module version 1.18 OR GREATER. However, later versions of the GD Perl Module require later versions of libgd that produce PNG files instead of GIF files. Not only does Bugzilla not work with PNG files, but RedHat doesn't either. Assuming I was doing what it took to install Bugzilla, I tried to install gd.pm 1.27. In order for this to install, I had to update my libgd and libgddevel packages. Once they were updated, gd.pm 1.27 installed. However, this caused my RedHat 6.2 system to become unstable and several system utils didn't work, including linuxconf. Someone has already noticed the problem because the Bugzilla 2.9 README correctly states to use only gd.pm 1.18 or 1.19. Please update the 2.8 README. This cause me two hours of headache. If it weren't that I had a Linux guru available for questions, it would have taken me much much longer.
Component: User → Documentation
Product: Documentation → Bugzilla
-> default owner/qa
Assignee: rudman → barnboy
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: rudman → matty
Wow, this got buried... a) we don't fix old versions, that's why we have new ones. :-) b) Bugzilla does work with PNG files now (and so does RedHat). WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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