I have bin trying to update php-gd to 2.0.34 for a long time. Browsing and browsing
the internet to find a solution to solw my problem.
Finally i did find the answer to update php-GD on my Debian server.
Her is a HowTo.
Same issue here with Ubuntu Server 8.04.1 and PHP5. The following worked for me. It will install a GD pre-compiled
working version. It is a complete bundled (forked) GD libraries:
If not already done removing your current GD package and its configurations.
sudo apt-get --purge remove
apt-get remove php-gd
Adding 2 lines to your file /etc/apt/sources.lst
deb http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all
deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all
Updating your current apt-get list
Installing working GD package.
apt-get install php5-gd
It will complain about non-authenticated sources, just ignore, it will also update some additional php libs.
When prompt select keep_current modified php.ini
5. Restarting Apache
NOTE : Please comment out #deb http://packages.dotdeb.org
stable all #deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org
stable all after you update the GD. If not your server is F***T..