Okay so I compiled the latest GD Libraries, PHP and the latest apache. When in the PHP ./configure stage it said it found the libgd. (a|so) after I specified them in the ./configure options. everything built just fine and installed just fine. I restarted my httpd server and then proceeded to test the GD libraries with PHP by making a call to the imagecreate() funciton, but I got a "Fatal Error: undefined function...blah blah" error. My question to all of you is.

WTF do I have to do to enable the use of the GD libraries. php.ini? other configuration options? If anyone has an answer that would be great!