XFree and freetype2
bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Sep 12 19:19:21 PDT 2002
Mark Hymers wrote:
>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.
OK. I'll investigate it and make the changes.
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