[blfs-dev] Does xterm work for UTF-8 ?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 13:08:59 PST 2013

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote these words on 02/10/13 13:04 CST:
>> configure:14508: checking for usable Xft/fontconfig package
>> configure:14534: gcc -o conftest -g -O2  -D_GNU_SOURCE
>> -I/usr/include/freetype2  conftest.c  -lXft   -lXmu -lXt -lX11
>> -lXaw7 -lXt -lX11   -lSM   -lICE   -lXt -lX11   -lncurses   >&5
>> /usr/bin/ld: /tmp/cc2otVoJ.o: undefined reference to symbol
>> 'FcPatternBuild'
>> /usr/bin/ld: note: 'FcPatternBuild' is defined in DSO
>> /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1 so try adding it to the linker command
>> line
>> /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1: could not read symbols: Invalid
>> operation
>> collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>>   that results in configure reporting:
>> checking for usable Xft/fontconfig package... no
> I have version 287 installed and have the exact same error in my configure
> logs.

Looking at my logs:

xterm-276.log:checking for usable Xft/fontconfig package... yes
xterm-278.log:checking for usable Xft/fontconfig package... no
xterm-279.log:checking for usable Xft/fontconfig package... no

I'll note that I rarely use xterm.  I generally build via ssh and use 
konsole on the host.  Occasionally I'll bring up xterm for testing after 
the initial xorg build, but that's about it.

   -- Bruce

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