[blfs-book] [BLFS Trac] #4368: freetype-2.5.1

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Mon Nov 25 05:38:06 PST 2013

#4368: freetype-2.5.1
 Reporter:  fo           |       Owner:  fo
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  current
Component:  BOOK         |     Version:  SVN
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by fo):

 I am having a funny time with this ticket (as Ken says).

 There is a fundamental modification:

     - The header  file layout  has been changed.   After installation,
       all files are now located in `<prefix>/include/freetype2'.

       Applications  that  use   (a)  `freetype-config'  or  FreeType's
       `pkg-config' file to get the include directory for the compiler,
       and (b) the documented way for header inclusion like

         #include <ft2build.h>
         #include FT_FREETYPE_H

       don't need any change to the source code.

 I am not sure how to proceed. Have not yet installed it nor tested the
 other packages dependent on this one.

 I will install and test how packages work. Alternatives I am considering:

 1. If dependent packages need to be reinstalled.

 2. I could just by hand put the headers in the old places.

 3. Symlink the old places to the new ones.

 4. Just leave the book without the update.

 5. Try to use a sed to force it to install everything in the old places.

 Help is surely needed with this issue. Thanks in advance.

 This is the firs time I come across such a modification.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/4368#comment:3>
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