Dirk Bergmann

Developer, panographer. Does consultancy work from own company. Lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


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ImageMagick - Insane Build Environment on CentOS

Followed this great advice on installing RMagick and ImageMagick on CentOS, and at


checking whether build environment is sane... configure: error: newly created file is older than distributed files!
Check your system clock

Well, no problem with that clock but the solution is to touch the top-level files of your ImageMagick folder, so the above becomes

Update: Of course it was the clock. Shouldn’t have gotten one of those cheap old dedicated machines, but I want to compare it with VPS anyway. So I proceeded like this: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-install-ntp-to-synchronize-server-clock/ and clock was off by a cool eight hours.