[BLFS Trac] #1988: freetype-2.2.1

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri May 19 08:57:19 PDT 2006


#1988: freetype-2.2.1
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 Reporter:  archaic at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                          |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  high                          |    Milestone:  future                        
Component:  BOOK                          |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                        |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:                                |  
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Changes (by randy at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * milestone:  6.2 => future

Comment:

 There's been important changes to the package that affect the
 way other packages link to FreeType:

 http://www.freetype.org/freetype2/patches/rogue-patches.html

 referenced from here:

 https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=416463&group_id=3157

 I suggest we do not move to this version until after 6.2. The list
 of affected packages (many of them critical to a BLFS environment)
 is huge. If we can backport the fix for the integer buffer overflow,
 then that is what we should do.

 FreeType devs have created some patches for the affected packages,
 but as you can see by reading the links above, the are not approved
 and unsupported.

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