Building JpegOptim in Ubuntu

This method should work on all versions of Ubuntu (and maybe Debian too) so did not add any version number in the title of this tutorial.

So firstly you have to install the building tools available for Ubuntu with:

sudo apt-get install build-essential  

Once the installation is complete you will have to install the dependent jpeg library:

sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev  

Next is to download the latest source of JpegOptim from https://github.com/tjko/jpegoptim (version 1.4.3 as of now):

wget https://github.com/tjko/jpegoptim/archive/RELEASE.1.4.3.tar.gz  

And extract the downloaded archive and move into the directory:

tar -xzvf RELEASE.1.4.3.tar.gz  
cd jpegoptim-RELEASE.1.4.3  

Now all you have to do is configure the source for build and 'make' the files:

./configure
make  
make strip  
make install  
make clean  

If everything went as expected (i.e. no error occurred) then you have successfully built and installed JpegOptim to your system! :D

And to get the full path of the JpegOptim executable run:

which jpegoptim  

Which should return something like:

/usr/local/bin/jpegoptim

Good Luck with your adventure!

Saif M.

An ex-weeaboo who likes to do almost everything that do not involve studying and physical exertion.

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