The libpng16 mozjpeg help guide.
One day my build scripts started failing during the creation of assets.
Module build failed: ModuleBuildError: Module build failed: Error: Command failed: ~/node_modules/mozjpeg/vendor/cjpeg ~/node_modules/mozjpeg/vendor/cjpeg: error while loading shared libraries: libpng16.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So I decided to go check that binary again, to check what shared dependencies it had.
[~/node_modules/mozjpeg/vendor]# ldd cjpeg linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007ffd5cfab000) libpng16.so.16 => not found libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007f4f95c44000) libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f4f95877000) /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f4f95f46000)
Usually, this is as easy as using yum to install
libpng16. However, yum only had
libpng15. Instead of installing some bulky repository, I decided to install this one manually.
wget https://download.sourceforge.net/libpng/libpng-1.6.34.tar.gz md5sum libpng-1.6.34.tar.gz
(ensure the md5 matches the package downloaded here)
Next up to configure & build it.
LIBS=-lpthread ./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static && make make install ldconfig
Now we've built, installed and linked the dependency into our system. If the build failed, make sure you have the following build requirements.
yum install libtool automake autoconf nasm
Rerunning the same
ldd command, we can print out the shared dependencies.
[~/node_modules/mozjpeg/vendor]# ldd cjpeg linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007ffe4ca8f000) libpng16.so.16 => /lib/libpng16.so.16 (0x00007fb440792000) libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007fb440490000) libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007fb4400c3000) libz.so.1 => /lib64/libz.so.1 (0x00007fb43fead000) libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007fb43fc91000) /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007fb4409c4000)
Now my asset deploys were back to working :)
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