- Apache 2.2.x
- Imagemagick 6.6+
- libcurl 7.18.0+
./autorun.sh --with-imagemagick=/path/to/imagemagick --with-apache=/path/to/apache
The paths provided above are prefix paths used to install those dependencies. If you installed
Imagemagick and Apache (including APR) in /usr/local you would run:
./autorun.sh --with-imagemagick=/usr/local --with-apache=/usr/local
Add the following to the Apache configuration:
<IfModule !mod_dims.c> LoadModule dims_module modules/mod_dims.so </IfModule> AddHandler dims-local .gif .jpg <Location /dims/> SetHandler dims </Location> <Location /dims3/> SetHandler dims3 </Location> <Location /dims-status/> SetHandler dims-status </Location>
This assumes mod_dims.so has been installed in $HTTP_ROOT/modules.
There are three classes of errors in mod_dims;
Errors caused during downloading of a source image. These
come directly from libcurl and are logged as-is.
Errors caused during an ImageMagick operation. These come
directly from ImageMagik and are logged as-is.
Errors caused during processing of a request by mod_dims. These
fall into the category of bad input checking, bad config, etc.
ImageMagick Timeout Error Format:
[client <client ip address> Imagemagick operation, '<operation>', timed out after 4 ms
<operation> would be something like "Resize/Image" or "Save/Image".
General Error Format:
Errors will be in the following format in Apache's error log:
[client <client ip address>] <source> error, '<source error message>', on request: <request uri>
[client 10.181.182.244] Imagemagick error, 'no decode delegate for this image
format `'', on request: /20080803WI55426251_WI.jpg/TEST/thumbnail/78x100/
Common libcurl Error Messages:
These message are usually self explanatory so no explain is provided. The
URL that failed will be logged along with this message.
- Couldn't connect to server
- Couldn't resolve DNS
- Timeout was reached
Common mod_dims Error Messages:
- Requested URL has hostname that is not in the whitelist. (aaolcdn.com)
- Application ID is not valid
- Parsing thumbnail geometry failed
- Parsing crop geometry failed
- Failed to read image
This occurs if ImageMagick had trouble reading the image.
- Unable to stat image file
This occurs when a local request is unable to find the image to resize.
Common ImageMagick Error Messages:
Memory allocation failed
This should rarely occur, if ever, but usually when it does it's the result
of an ImageMagick timeout.
unrecognized image format
no decode delegate for this image format
This happens when ImageMagick doesn't no how to read a source image.
zero-length blob not permitted
This may occur if there was a failure to download the source image.
Unsupported marker type 0x03
This may occur if the image is corrupted. The "0x03" may be different
depending on the corruption.
Other more serious errors:
Any errors that have "Assertion failed" are results of bugs in the code and
can be considered serious.
- Assertion failed: (wand->signature == WandSignature),
function MagickGetImageFormat, file wand/magick-image.c, line 4137.