>> I thought this might be a bug. >You thought correct :) I'll try to fix it. Only commenting $INTLLIBS out made all perl plug-in to crash. Gimp.so needs to be linked with libintl. ** WARNING **: wire_read: unexpected EOF (plug-in crashed?) /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-freebsd/auto/Gimp/Gimp.so: Undefined symbol "bindtextdomain" ** WARNING **: wire_read: unexpected EOF (plug-in crashed?) -- SHIRASAKI Yasuhiro : Experimental Particle Physics, JLC Team Graduate School of Science, TOHOKU University 980-8578 Japan.