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PIL- error message- cannot open libtiff.so.3

Okay, so I've been getting this error message when trying to use PIL to
open a JPEG, that there isn't a library by the name of libtiff.so.3 .
I've been searching the documentation, there isn't any reference to
this library. Also, I don't know why it's doing this as I'm trying to
open a JPEG, and not a tiff. I tried with a .bmp with similar results.
Any ideas? Thanks!

Nov 11 '05 #1
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Tuvas wrote:
Okay, so I've been getting this error message when trying to use PIL to
open a JPEG, that there isn't a library by the name of libtiff.so.3 .
I've been searching the documentation, there isn't any reference to
this library. Also, I don't know why it's doing this as I'm trying to
open a JPEG, and not a tiff. I tried with a .bmp with similar results.


sounds like someone has linked _imaging.so against the libtiff library.

what PIL version is this, and where did you get it ?

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Nov 11 '05 #2
I got it from the PIL website, version 1.1.5. I guess it's possible
that there's another library Image on the computer that it could be
confusing? I'm looking for new things. Thanks!

Nov 11 '05 #3
Tuvas wrote:
Okay, so I've been getting this error message when trying to use PIL to
open a JPEG, that there isn't a library by the name of libtiff.so.3 .
I've been searching the documentation, there isn't any reference to
this library. Also, I don't know why it's doing this as I'm trying to
open a JPEG, and not a tiff. I tried with a .bmp with similar results.
Any ideas? Thanks!


Install libtiff.

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Nov 11 '05 #4
Tuvas wrote:
I got it from the PIL website, version 1.1.5. I guess it's possible
that there's another library Image on the computer that it could be
confusing? I'm looking for new things. Thanks!


afaik, there are no unix binaries on the PIL website. did you build
it yourself, from source code? what modifications did you do to the
setup.py file? what happens if you do

$ python
import _imaging
import _imagingtiff


?

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Nov 11 '05 #5
Oddly enough, that seems to have solved the problem. Duh. Take the
simple solution first. Thanks for the wake up call!

Nov 11 '05 #6
Erik Max Francis wrote:
Install libtiff.


note that PIL doesn't use libtiff, so that only addresses the symtoms.

(which might be good enough, of course)

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Nov 11 '05 #7
Well, it seems to have resolved the problem. Don't know what was
causing it to begin with, but I'll take it...

Nov 12 '05 #8

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