XFree and freetype2

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at speakeasy.net
Fri Sep 6 08:25:03 PDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 09:52, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> Larry Lawrence wrote:
> >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.
> >
> AFAIK, freetype does not need an existing X installation. So it can be 
> built before X.

Freetype 1.x does, Freetype 2.x doesn't.

See the hint I wrote a couple of weeks ago for more detail.

Also, the fifth line Dan specified about the Xft library is already the
default so it doesn't need to be specified.

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