Hi. 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. Code: sudo apt-get --purge remove Or Code: apt-get remove php-gd Adding 2 lines to your file /etc/apt/sources.lst Code: deb http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all Updating your current apt-get list Code: apt-get update Installing working GD package. Code: 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 Code: /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Enjoy Source: http://drupal.org/node/134331#comment-983886 Noaptus EDIT : 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..