Mozilla nsFontMetricsXft Error

Michenaud Laurent lmichenaud at
Mon Nov 4 04:20:32 PST 2002

I had the same problem.

it makes an error because it cannot find the type of a variable.
I think u have to copy Xft.h from fontconfig in /usr/local/include/fontconfig
for example and add #include <fontconfig/Xft.h> in the file

I'm not sure of that, if it doesnot work, try with a hard link :
#include "/usr/local/include/fontconfig/Xft.h"

It should work...

> I'm trying to compile mozilla-1.2b using Tushar's hint.
> I'm not using the calendar control and I've applied the following
> patches: mozilla-1.2b-already-running.patch
> mozilla-1.2b-over-the-spot.patch
> mozilla-1.2b-default-plugin-less-annoying.patch
> mozilla-1.2b-freetype.patch
> When I try to compile make exits with the following error:
> In file included from nsGfxFactoryGTK.cpp:65:
> nsFontMetricsXft.h:248: syntax error before `*' token
> make[4]: *** [nsGfxFactoryGTK.o] Error 1
> make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/gfx/src/gtk'
> make[3]: *** [libs] Error 2
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/gfx/src'
> make[2]: *** [libs] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/gfx'
> make[1]: *** [tier_9] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla'
> make: *** [default] Error 2
> I have freetype and freetype2 installed.  Does anyone know what's
> causeing this?

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