XFree and freetype2

Larry Lawrence larry at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Sep 6 05:54:35 PDT 2002

Dan Osterrath wrote:

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> I think in the BLFS book should be mentioned that XFree can be linked
> against an existing freetype version instead of using the shipped version.
> You have to add something like
> #define UseFreetype2 YES
> #define HasFreetype2 YES
> #define BuildFreetype2Library NO
> #define FreeType2Dir /usr
> #define BuildXftLibrary YES
> to config/cf/host.def for doing so. Before that you have to install
> freetype2 of course.
> - --
> - ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> %> ln -s /dev/null /dev/brain
> %> ln -s /dev/urandom /dev/world
> %> dd if=/dev/world of=/dev/brain
> Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)
> iD8DBQE9eIiH9NbB8EM160MRAsCKAKDyGSLiP2O2+Qtn99L8U8+8EQId8ACfWm08
> zdiaym10pjegNClXuPkyK60=
> =xrU3
Your request is not unreasonable, but I feel it is beyond BLFS.  If you are 
building from BLFS, you won't have freetype 2 installed before X is 
installed.  That makes this an upgrade situation, not an installation.  
It's Bruce's area, and I am interested in what he thinks, and any other 
opinions, but this is my opinion.

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