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Life-saving (well, time-saving) stuff working with Rmagick

I just installed Imagemagick on the Mac as a prerequisite for installing the Rmagick gem for image processing with CarrierWave.

After performing the necessaries to get CarrierWave using Rmagick, the server crashed, then crashed again when I tried a second time.

Here’s the solution:

brew install imagemagick --disable-openmp

If you’ve already got imagemagick installed, it will need to be uninstalled before reinstallation with that option. That can be done all in one step as follows:

brew uninstall imagemagick && brew install imagemagick --disable-openmp

The Rmagick gem also then needs to be rebuilt against the new Imagemagick installation:

gem pristine rmagick 

Via stackoverflow here.

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