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[resolved] How to use Make Install (5 posts)

  1. syntheticmotoroilstoday.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The software was installed in the following directories:

    /usr/bin/optipng

    and

    /usr/bin/gifsicle

    and the instructions say to use "make install" to install these.

    My question is: What is Make Install? How do I go about it. It's written like we're all supposed to know what it is.

    Complete SSH: instructions please.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/

  2. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If the software is already installed in folders that php can access, there should be nothing else to do. The instructions are written for installing and compiling the software from source, which is only really useful if you don't have root access to your server, but you do have access to 'build' tools.

    If you have root access, you should be using the tools that apply to your particular flavor of linux, like rpm, yum, dpkg, apt, etc.

  3. syntheticmotoroilstoday.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is the complete email I received:
    We can help install programs though we can not support them.

    Gifsicle was installed using the EPEL Repo for Linux and OptiPNG was install using rpmforge.
    Both programs were installed via RPM and not compiled.
    Program paths can be found on the developer's websites respectively.

    http://optipng.sourceforge.net/

    and

    http://www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/
    It appears that both programs reside in:

    /usr/bin/optipng

    and

    /usr/bin/gifsicle

    so my question is since they haven't been recompiled how do I go about doing that?

    When I log in to wp-admin it no longer shows that these programs aren't installed but when I upload images no compression is being applied, they are the same size after upload as before. When I run mass optimizer the files say no change on the image files.

  4. nosilver4u
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    There should be nothing else to do, although it does indeed seem odd that you get no optimization. Depending on how you handled the images before upload though, your images may in fact be fully optimized. To verify, you can run the tools from the command line on a couple images to see what the results are. The switches/options for full optimization can be found over on the FAQ.

    In addition, if there was a problem with the plugin not being able to optimize the images, you should be getting error messages when you run the bulk optimize. If it just says, 'no savings' everything ought to be working properly.

  5. syntheticmotoroilstoday.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It seems to be working now. I uploaded this header after I optimized it with my software and it shrunk it another 15kb. Thanks for your help.

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