fontconfig duplication during X compilation.

rhubarbpie at rhubarbpie at
Fri Jun 10 16:57:57 PDT 2005


I believe I understand the following note in the fontconfig.html section 
of the documentation.


X also includes an internal (and older) version of Fontconfig and unless 
it is explicitly disabled when building XFree86, the internal version is 
created leaving two slightly incompatible libraries on your system. It 
is recommended that you only install one version.

If I understand this correctly, this means I must change the following 
section of the host.def file:

#define HasFontconfig           YES

I believe the section must be changed to:

#define HasFontconfig           NO

I missed this when I initially compiled X which caused Thunderbird to 
not run.  I suggest that "#define HasFontconfig           NO" be added 
to the note as an example of what must be done.


Sailing to Byzantium,

Charles Hause

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