RMagick on Media Temple (gs)

Does anyone have any experience getting RMagick up and running on a
Media Temple (gs)?

I’m still not sure if I need to build GraphicsMagick myself, and if
so, how because I don’t have root access???

This should not be a problem. I jusy built ffmeg (for use with
gallery2) and it worked fine.

you just need the to ssh in…

This is a bump for anyone using (gs) and any kind of image processing…
I’ve yet to get a response from MT about whether or not image_science is
available, but in the meantime I’m just using MiniMagick, which is
running
very well. Rick O.'s excellent attachment_fu has a processing backend
for
MiniMagick, so it’s a simple switch to use that instead. Just install
the
MiniMagick gem on your (gs) account, set :processor => :MiniMagick, and
off
you go! MiniMagick basically wraps mogrify, so it should be much
friendlier
to memory than RMagick.

Matt

Hi,

On 08/03/07, Sean J. Rucker [email protected] wrote:

Does anyone have any experience getting RMagick up and running on a
Media Temple (gs)?

I’m still not sure if I need to build GraphicsMagick myself, and if
so, how because I don’t have root access???

I too am on MT on their GS plan. They have a gem which you can install
and all works well, until you actually use it. RMagick is known to be
very leaky and loading a single large image file (3mb) will bring down
your container (I only have 64mb). There’s a couple of alternatives,
Image Science (http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/ImageScience.html) is
built specifically because of this memory issue. Alas, it requires
Free Image which is not a ruby program so there’s no gem and it’s also
a pain to get going. I’ve put in for a feature request for Image
Science to be installed. In the meantime, I’m just going to be
shelling out and run mogrify
(http://www.imagemagick.org/script/mogrify.php)


Cheers,
Serdar
Kýlýçhttp://weblog.kilic.net/