I've been searching around for awhile and haven't been able to figure this out.
I currently have an Apache/MySQL/PHP server set up on FC4 using the yum packages. I currently have the gd 2.0.33-2 package installed, but noticing php is built "--without-gd", I guess I get what is built into the php-gd package, instead. Phpinfo() shows that the "bundled" version of gd is 2.0.28, but animated GIFs aren't supported until version 2.0.29.
Since this is a production server, I'd like to use a solution that is forward compatible with yum updates, but if compiling PHP "--with-gd" is the only way I'm amenable to that. Is there a way to contact the php-gd maintainers to request gd >= 2.0.29 support?
I'd truly appreciate help with this problem, as I've been stuck trying to figure out a solution for a couple of days. Perhaps I'm missing something simple.