Missing optional dependency for pango-1.2.3?

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Sun Jul 6 15:41:28 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-07-06 at 18:33, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Background: Trying to run a freshly compiled version of eclipse-2.1.1
> (http://www.eclipse.org) complains about a missing libpangoxft-1.0.so.0
> library.
> Investigation shows that this should actually be installed by a regular
> compile of pango-1.2.3 but only if the ./configure script finds Xft2 at
> compile time.  After installing Xft2 (http://fontconfig.org) using the
> usual `./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install` routine then a
> recompile of pango-1.2.3 does indeed produce the required library and
> hence enables eclipse to run in all it's GTK2 beauty :)
> My question then - should pango-1.2.3 list Xft2 as an optional
> dependency?
> Thanks,
> Matt.

No, because the BLFS book installs X 4.3.0, which includes XFT2 by

Most likely you didn't follow the instructions for pkgconfig that has
you add the XFree86 pkg-config directory to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH.

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