libgd-perl - Perl module wrapper for libgd

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libgd-perl
Package version 2.53
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 375 B
Download size 175.85 KB
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This is a autoloadable interface module for libgd, a popular library
for creating and manipulating PNG files.  With this library you can
create PNG images on the fly or modify existing files.  Features
* Lines, polygons, rectangles and arcs, both filled and unfilled
* Flood fills
* The use of arbitrary images as brushes and as tiled fill patterns
* Line styling (dashed lines and the like)
* Horizontal and vertical text rendering
* Support for transparency and interlacing
* Support for TrueType font rendering, via libfreetype.
* Support for spline curves, via GD::Polyline
* Support for symbolic font names, such as "helvetica:italic"
* Support for symbolic color names, such as "green", via GD::Simple
* Produces output in png, gif, jpeg and xbm format
* Produces output in svg format via GD::SVG.
Included with the example code is the perl script with QuickDraw
routines for generating PICT2 files (used on Apple Macintosh).


Package Version Architecture Repository
libgd-perl_2.53-1+b1_i386.deb 2.53 i386 Debian Main
libgd-perl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libgd3 >= 2.1.0~alpha~
perl >= 5.20.0-4
perlapi-5.20.0 -


Name Value
libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl -
libgd-gd2-perl -


Type URL
Binary Package libgd-perl_2.53-1+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package libgd-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libgd-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libgd-perl




2014-06-06 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
libgd-perl (2.53-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release(s).
+ Fix misleading warning message about location of gd.h file.
+ Fix regression tests to run on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
+ Point to Gabor Szabo's GD::Simple tutorial, and fix link to
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Bump standards-compliance to 3.9.5.
* Stop mentioning 'gd2 variant' in short description: There is only
that single variant on GD nowadays.
* Update watch file to use and URLs (not URL).
* Update copyright info: Extend coverage of packaging.
* Extract metadata from images and fonts before copyright check (don't
just skip check them).
Build-depend on libregexp-assemble-perl, libimage-exiftool-perl and
* Fix break libgd-gd2-perl and libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl (as intended since
* Put aside upstream shipped autogenerated file during build.
Tighten build-dependency on cdbs.
* Update homepage.
2013-07-21 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
libgd-perl (2.50-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Fix gdUseFontConfig so that it can be called as a class method.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Improve watch file to use both URL (for newest
info) and URL (for change of author).
Switch get-orig-source target to use URL.
2013-06-24 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
libgd-perl (2.49-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ upstream ]
* New release.
[ Gregor Hermann ]
* Remove debian/source/local-options: abort-on-upstream-changes and
unapply-patches are default in dpkg-source since 1.16.1.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Use canonical host ( in Vcs-Git URI.
[ Xavier Guimard ]
* Use canonical host ( in Vcs-Browser URI.
* Bump standards-version to 3.9.4.
[ Vasudev Kamath ]
* Rename source package to libgd-perl.
* Add myself as uploader.
* Build-Depend on libgd2-dev (keeping libgd2-xpm-dev as fallback to
ease backporting).
* Relax to build-depend unversioned on debhelper: Needed version
satisfied even in oldstable.
* Declare all cleanup in rules file (stop use debhelper clean hook).
* Drop makemaker-ccflags.patch: Adopted upstream.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Update README.source to emphasize file as *not* a
show-stopper for contributions, referring to wiki page for details.
* Update Vcs-* URLs to reflect new source package libgd-perl.
* Update package relations:
+ Build-depend on devscripts to check copyright unconditionally.
+ Stop conflicting against libgd-noxpm-perl, libgd-perl,
libgd-gd1-perl or libgd-gd1-noxpm-perl: dropped before oldstable
(or for the latter two: never part of a Debian release).
+ Provide/replace/break libgd-gd2-perl and libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl.
* Update copyright file:
+ Rewrite using file format 1.0.
+ Add git URL as alternate source.
* Drop legacy epoch from package version.
* Simplify watch file.
* Fix make find rules in rules file POSIX-compliant.
* Stop tracking md5sum of upstream tarball.
2013-06-22 - Colin Watson <>
libgd-gd2-perl (1:2.46-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add regression test files matching libgd 2.1.0-rc1, confirmed to be
visually indistinguishable (closes: #709048).
2011-08-04 - Dominic Hargreaves <>
libgd-gd2-perl (1:2.46-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS on perl 5.14: append $Config{ccflags} to CCFLAGS
(Closes: #636649)
2011-08-03 - Damyan Ivanov <>
libgd-gd2-perl (1:2.46-2) unstable; urgency=low
* build-depend on libjpeg-dev (Closes: #636451)
Needed a patch to disable the JPEG test as that is buggy and fails with
libjpeg8 (Closes: #565920)
* stop shipping HTML variant of GD POD
* fix interpreter path in examples (Closes: #601404)
* add patch fixing POD errors

See Also

Package Description
libgd-securityimage-perl_1.72-2_all.deb security image (captcha) generator
libgd-svg-perl_0.33-1_all.deb Seamlessly enable SVG output from scripts written using GD
libgd-text-perl_0.86-9_all.deb Text utilities for use with GD
libgd-tools_2.1.0-5+deb8u11_amd64.deb GD command line tools and example code
libgd2-noxpm-dev_2.1.0-5+deb8u11_amd64.deb GD Graphics Library (transitional package)
libgd2-xpm-dev_2.1.0-5+deb8u11_amd64.deb GD Graphics Library (transitional package)
libgd3_2.1.0-5+deb8u11_amd64.deb GD Graphics Library
libgda-5.0-4_5.2.2-2_amd64.deb data abstraction library based on GLib
libgda-5.0-bin_5.2.2-2_amd64.deb data abstraction library based on GLib -- binary files
libgda-5.0-common_5.2.2-2_all.deb data abstraction library based on GLib -- common files
libgda-5.0-dev_5.2.2-2_amd64.deb data abstraction library based on GLib -- development files
libgda-5.0-doc_5.2.2-2_all.deb data abstraction library based on GLib -- documentation files
libgda-5.0-mysql_5.2.2-2_amd64.deb MySQL provider for libgda database abstraction library
libgda-5.0-postgres_5.2.2-2_amd64.deb PostgreSQL provider for libgda database abstraction library
libgdal-dev_1.10.1+dfsg-8+b3_amd64.deb Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Development files