Install PerlMagick from Source Code

This section provides a tutorial example on installing PerlMagick module from source code on macOS. Installation failed with the LCD step.

ImageMagick is an objected-oriented Perl interface to ImageMagick. You can use the module to read, manipulate, or write an image or image sequence from within a Perl script.

Here is what I did to try to install ImageMagick on macOS from its source code.

1. Download PerlMagick source code from

2. Unzip and untar the download file "ImageMagick.tar.gz" All source code files will be unpacked to ImageMagick-7.0.9-9 folder.

3. Run the build PerlMagick with the "make" tool.

herong$ cd ImageMagick-7.0.9-9
herong$ ./configure -with-perl

checking build system type... x86_64-apple-darwin16.7.0
checking host system type... x86_64-apple-darwin16.7.0
checking target system type... x86_64-apple-darwin16.7.0
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/sh \
  /Users/herong/Downloads/ImageMagick-7.0.9-9/config/install-sh -c -d
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... no
checking for nawk... no
checking for awk... awk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether make supports nested variables... yes
checking whether UID '502' is supported by ustar format... yes
checking whether GID '20' is supported by ustar format... yes

herong$ make
CC       utilities/magick.o
CC       MagickCore/libMagickCore_7_Q16HDRI_la-accelerate.lo
CC       MagickCore/libMagickCore_7_Q16HDRI_la-animate.lo
CCLD     MagickCore/
clang: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-pthread' \
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
  "_aligned_alloc", referenced from:
      _AcquireAlignedMemory in libMagickCore_7_Q16HDRI_la-memory.o
      _AcquireVirtualMemory in libMagickCore_7_Q16HDRI_la-memory.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1
make[1]: *** [MagickCore/] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

Too bad. The build process failed.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

Image and Picture Processing

 Imager - Create and Save Image

 Imager - Draw Graphical Elements

 Imager - Convert Image File Format

 Imager::File::PNG - PNG File Format

 Install LIBPNG from Source Code

 Install Imager::File::PNG Manually

Install PerlMagick from Source Code

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

 RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Managing Perl Engine and Modules on macOS

 Archived Tutorials


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