Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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I have a little script that simply reads a JPG file and rotates through 90°. The Read() function reports
Warning 330: no magic configuration file found (magic.mgk). There are several installation guides and FAQs online regarding various Win32 quirks, and having tried them all I still get the error. Just to satisfy my own curiosity, I tried one of the demo scripts, which creates a GIF image, and low and behold it works. I can only assume my error is in relation to the JPG image.
The sad thing is, in my search for a cure I've trawlled the users and developers lists and came across several people with the same or similar problems. Oddly not one of them ever got an answer. I can only assume from that, that either it must be a bug and no-one has figured out a solution, or those that do know a solution can't be bothered to respond. Either way it's a bit disappointing.
I've now given up the ghost and in barely 5mins have rewritten the code to use GD. It works like a charm