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  • Plugin Author nosilver4u


    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.


    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.

    It appears that both programs reside in:




    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.

    Plugin Author nosilver4u


    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.


    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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