How Do I Install ImageMagick On Debien 3.1?

Hi Folks,

I found an ISP that hosts Virtual Servers. I'm installing stuff I need on a Dual AMD Opteron:

uname -a
Linux catapult 2.6.9-022stab078.21-smp #1 SMP Fri Sep 8 22:16:16 MSD 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

I've worked a bit with Debian, but still not quite enough to know my way around. I need to install image magick, and the sources list does not include any repository that has that package.

Where can I point apt/sources.list to in order to install image magick? If I run into a similar circumstance (and it's pretty likely I will) how can I locate repos?

Thanks much,




You shouldn't need to change your /etc/apt/sources.list, just run

apt-get update
apt-get install imagemagick

and you should be good to go.

Debian has thousands of packages - most FLOSS software is available (you can search

OMG, that worked!!!!

Michael, you are my man!

I cannot tell you how long I've wrestled with Image Magick. I've actually gone thru a number of different distros on my local box (64 bit AMD). I finally settled on SuSE 10.1, and I have installed and used the SMART Package Management system, which seems to work well. I even (finally, after months, it seems like) got Image Magick to install -- and then the perl module also did finally install, since he could now find IM. But then I discovered that IM doesn't actually work -- he couldn't find a library he needs, and when I added the path, he told me the library is wrong. ARRRGGGGHHHHH!

Anyways, it looks like I only needed to run apt-get update on the Virtual Machine, then he found the package.

Actually, maybe I should hold off celebrating until I confirm he really is configured correctly.

Big Thanks,