After first forgetting to sed -i 's_\(--with-gd=shared\),/usr\( --enable-gd-native-ttf \\\)_\1\2_ debian/rules, I tried a recompile on a 64-bit ubuntu 9.10 for php5.2 on virtualbox with this manual again. But the process has choked on a call trace ending in child_rip+0x0/0x20 I ran make clean from within the source directory to clean up before recompile but that just said that There is no rule to target 'clean' it. Is it necessary to symlink to the correct libraries for jpeg like described at http://php.net/manual/en/image.installation.php by Larry Kluger? They seem to be in place. If so, how do I go about it with the above tutorial. Also @Chad, thanks for the precompile but unfortunately the link is buggered. Do you have a correct address?