Arch user here with imagemagick 184.108.40.206-1 installed. A script for adding text to a gif file, one I cobbled together some time ago, has stopped working recently. I get an "Aborted: (core dumped)" message when I try to run it. It's a really complex (and probably ugly) script, so I won't post the whole thing here at this time. But I have run some tests today using a similar line that was taken straight from http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/text/
and I get the same error message.
The command is
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convert -background white -fill dodgerblue -font Candice -strokewidth 2 -stroke blue -undercolor lightblue -size 165x70 -gravity center label:Anthony label_color.gif
attempting to run which also results in the "Aborted: (core dumped)" message. Subsequent fiddling with that command, as also resulted in some fiddling I'd previously done with my more complex command, seems to indicate that the -stroke switch is the source of the problem. When I remove that switch, the command runs successfully, though, of course, the resulting image does not have the additional visual effects the -stroke switch is supposed to enable.
Any ideas what could be going on here? Has Arch perhaps compiled a defective binary or some such? Has the -stroke switch been perhaps removed/replaced in more recent versions of IM? It looks like I do still have access through Arch repositories to imagemagick6 220.127.116.11-1 so I could go back to using it to see whether that resolves my issue. Still it would be nice to know what's the source of the issue in imagemagick 18.104.22.168-1 .
Input will be appreciated.