XFree and freetype2

Bruce Dubbs 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
>to do?
>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.
  -- Bruce

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