All ImageMagic CLI fail on OSX 10.6

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All ImageMagic CLI fail on OSX 10.6

Post by calciphus » 2011-08-07T02:28:39-07:00

Hey guys,

First time post, relatively new to OSX as well, so I apologize in advance if I'm stumbling around the system a bit...used ImageMagick and RMagick on Linux for years.

Trying to get a new machine set up to develop on, and can't seem to get ImageMagick to play nice with OSX. Downloaded the pre-built binaries and followed instructions from When I run anything (like, say, convert), I get this lovely message:

dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libltdl.7.dylib
Referenced from: [my install dir]/bin/convert
Reason: Incompatible library version: convert requires version 10.0.0 or later, but libltdl.7.dylib provides version 9.0.0
Trace/BPT trap

Any thoughts? Poking around for how to upgrade libltdl (libtools) has yielded no success on the OSX front.

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Re: All ImageMagic CLI fail on OSX 10.6

Post by magick » 2011-08-07T06:14:22-07:00

ImageMagick binaries are for Mac OS Lion. Download ImageMagick from They have a version compatible with your OS.

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Re: All ImageMagic CLI fail on OSX 10.6

Post by omgoleus » 2011-08-25T15:49:12-07:00

Oh man, really? No binaries for other versions?

I'm trying to set up an installation script for a class in computing methods for experimental psychology. I have a script that installs all the right software in the right places, which has taken me a week to get sorted out so far, with all the complications of Enthought Python, psychopy, pygame... The last task is to get ImageMagick to install. I would LOVE to be able to avoid saying "you have to find the disks that came with your computer and install the developer tools so you can install macports so you can install ImageMagick". The precompiled binary was just the thing... surely the precompiled binaries for 10.6 and 10.5 are still available somewhere? I mean, they must have existed at some point... they can't have become completely lost.

This would really make the difference between feasible and unfeasible for us to use ImageMagick in this class! Please help!

Thanks very much in advance!


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Re: All ImageMagic CLI fail on OSX 10.6

Post by fmw42 » 2011-08-26T18:51:21-07:00

Unfortunately, the IM developers have only one Mac for creating binaries and that keeps changing as Mac OSX gets upgraded. I started out on Tiger when there was a Tiger binary. But I had to learn to install from source when Leopard came out. The easiest way is to use MacPorts. But I searched Google and found this. I don't know if it works or is going to be helpful as I have never used it. But see ... 8051248464 or ... w-leopard/

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