XFree and freetype2

Tushar Teredesai tush at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 7 23:06:57 PDT 2002


Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:

>On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 09:52, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
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>>Larry Lawrence wrote:
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>>>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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>>AFAIK, freetype does not need an existing X installation. So it can be 
>>built before X.
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>Freetype 1.x does, Freetype 2.x doesn't.
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Yep, so it is possible to build freetype-2.1.2 before X. So issue about 
recompiling X won't arise. Personally, I prefer installing two smaller 
packages to installing one big one.

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