Visitor Maps and Who's Online
[resolved] Printing text on visitor map image (4 posts)

  1. Vince LaMonica
    Posted 2 years ago #

    On one of the servers I have this plugin running on, I have to checkmark the preference, "disable text on geolocation maps (missing background fix)" in order for the map to display. Another server I run, I don't have to do that.

    As I am going to upgrade the first server shortly [hand-compiled PHP/apache/etc], I'd like to know what the non-hack fix is so that I don't have to have that setting checkmarked. Is there a certain image kit extension I have to build into PHP during compile time? Any tips would be most appreciated!



  2. Mike Challis
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your PHP needs to support this:

    how to compile that is beyond my help capability, sorry

  3. Vince LaMonica
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks very much, Mike! I'm fixing things now so that the GD library and FreeType library are complied in with PHP properly. Thanks again! :)

  4. Vince LaMonica
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For those who are curious, my PHP 5.4.12 installation had the following compile-time arguments that made this plugin not need the "disable text on geolocation maps" fix:

    --with-gd --enable-gd-native-ttf --with-freetype-dir=/usr/include/freetype2 --with-jpeg-dir=/usr --with-png-dir=/usr --with-zlib-dir=/usr

    There were other arguments as well, but I believe the above ones were the ones that solved the issue, as I now don't need to have that option checked and text shows up fine on the maps.

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