i was trying to install mrtg but ran into this error:
checking for gdImageGif in -lgd... no
checking for gdImagePng in -lgd... no
checking for gdImagePng_jpg in -lgd... no
checking for gdImagePng_jpg_ft in -lgd... no
checking for gdImageGd in -lgd... no
checking gd.h usability... no
checking gd.h presence... no
checking for gd.h... no
** Ooops, one of many bad things happened:
a) You don't have the GD library installed.
Get it from http://www.boutell.com, compile it and
use either --with-gd-lib=DIR and --with-gd-inc=DIR to specify
its location. You might also have to use --with-z-inc,
--with-z-lib and --with-png-inc, --with-png-lib for gd
versions 1.6 and higher. Check config.log for more
information on the problem.
b) You have the GD library installed, but not the gd.h
header file. Download the source (see above) and use
--with-gd-inc=DIR to specify where the file can be found.
c) You have the library and the header file installed, but
you also have a shared GD library in the same directory.
Remove the shared library files and/or links (e.g.
libgd.so.2.0.0, libgd.so and libgd.so.2). This is especially
likely if you're using a recent (post 1.8.4) version of GD
and didn't configure it with --disable-shared.
d) You have gd library installed and also it's headers, but you are
missing libpng (and headers) or freetype (and headers)
(mrtg does not use freetype, but if your copy of gd is precompiled
against it, you have to install it ...
now i have followed all the steps found in http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/mrtg-unix-guide.en.html