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Installation Amazon Linux AMI (EC2)

Mark Chance edited this page · 11 revisions

The Amazon Linux AMI comes with old packages, e.g., Cairo 1.8.8. Here's one way to get node-canvas up and running from source.
(As of 27 March, it has 1.12.14 on my 64bit Amazon Linux 2014.09 v1.2.0)

Remove the old package:

$ sudo yum erase cairo

Set up some env vars (add to ~/.bashrc):

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH='/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig'  
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH='/usr/local/lib':$LD_LIBRARY_PATH  

Get & build various source packages in order:

libpng

$ curl -L http://sourceforge.net/projects/libpng/files/libpng15/1.5.18/libpng-1.5.18.tar.xz/download -o libpng.tar.xz
$ tar -Jxf libpng.tar.xz && cd libpng-1.5.18/
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
  (`sudo yum -y install zlib-devel` may be required before the ./configure step.)
$ make 
$ sudo make install  

jpeg

$ curl http://www.ijg.org/files/jpegsrc.v8d.tar.gz -o jpegsrc.tar.gz
$ tar -zxf jpegsrc.tar.gz && cd jpeg-8d/
$ ./configure --disable-dependency-tracking --prefix=/usr/local  
$ make
$ sudo make install

pixman

$ curl http://www.cairographics.org/releases/pixman-0.28.2.tar.gz -o pixman.tar.gz  
$ tar -zxf pixman.tar.gz && cd pixman-0.28.2/  
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local   
$ make 
$ sudo make install  

freetype

$ curl http://public.p-knowledge.co.jp/Savannah-nongnu-mirror//freetype/freetype-2.4.11.tar.gz -o freetype.tar.gz
$ tar -zxf freetype.tar.gz && cd freetype-2.4.11/  
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local   
$ make 
$ sudo make install 

cairo

$ curl http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.12.14.tar.xz -o cairo.tar.xz  
$ tar -xJf cairo.tar.xz && cd cairo-1.12.14/  
$ ./configure --disable-dependency-tracking --without-x --prefix=/usr/local 
$ make 
$ sudo make install 

Now npm install canvas should build & run just fine.

Having trouble with GIFs?

$ sudo yum install giflib-devel

Then recompile node-canvas.

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