Bug#321237: [php-maint] Bug#321237: php5-gd: not using gd bundled with php5

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri Aug 5 03:32:48 UTC 2005

On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 12:14:23PM +0200, Rob Halff wrote:
> Package: php5-gd
> Version: 5.0.4-3
> Severity: wishlist

> gd seems to build with an external gd library,
> php5 has it's own gd library shipped with it.

> One functions that isn't available when gd is build with an external lib
> is ImageRotate();

> This function is probably used a lot (I use it) and there is no real
> reason to not use the gd library bundled with php I think.

Yes, there is.  Bundled libraries are a pain in the ass for security

> So It would be nice if the bundeled gd lib is used instead of the
> external debian one. If this is not possible try to patch it maybe so
> php still knows about the ImageRotate() function.

It would be nice if PHP would contribute their GD changes upstream so that
this isn't an issue.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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