XFree and freetype2
markh at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Sep 12 15:07:25 PDT 2002
On Fri, 06, Sep, 2002 at 08:44:06PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs spoke thus..
> I don't see any advantage in installing a separate version of
> freetype2. In my mind, XFree86 is the first package someone will
> install if they are going to install any GUI. XFree86 includes
> freetype2 so I don't see the need for a separate package.
> When we create host.def, it is merely a suggestion. XFree86 will
> compile just fine without any host.def. There are also a lot of
> definitions that could be discussed. In one short chapter about the
> installation, I don't believe we con or should address every possible
> item that may be of interest. We just present one combination that
> works. This combination also implicitly suggests other ways of doing
> things. This follows the spirit of LFS: you can have it your way.
> In light of the above, I do not see a compelling reason to chnage BLFS
> to address this issue.
I have to disagree slightly on this one. I think that we'd be better
off providing for the newest freetype-2 version. Is it very difficult
If there's nothing beyond adding an extra #define to site.def and a
dependency for xfree86 on freetype-2, then I'd say go with it.
Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch dot org>
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