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How to Build and Install Latest libgdiplus library on Linux


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Step by step article how to build and install libgdiplus from source and prebuilt .deb package



We are assuming that you already have older libgdiplus which installed its dependencies. More information and build and install instructions can be found here:

sudo apt install libgdiplus

Easier method:

sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF

echo "deb stable-bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install libgdiplus

Harder method:

On Debian based distributions install prerequisites by running this command:

sudo apt-get install libgif-dev autoconf libtool automake build-essential gettext libglib2.0-dev libcairo2-dev libtiff-dev libexif-dev

Clone or download and unarchive libgdi repository:

git clone
cd libgdiplus

Run build script (Optionally you can use --with-pango parameter if you want to use this library:


Then run unit tests to verify of all is correct:

make check

If everything is fine, install by running:

make install 


sudo make install 

If the first one fails because of missing rights.

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