XFree86 installation error

Sebastiano info at sebastianogazzola.it
Mon Feb 23 08:16:46 PST 2004

I have checked my host.def configuration file, and I have the directive

#define HasFreetype2             YES

as indicated by BLFS book. Do I have to try without this directive? Or can I
try deleting it from host.def file? Do you think it's better if I intall
FreeType before compiling XFree86?

Many thanks for your help


"Andre Müller" <andre.muller at web.de> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:403A2DB8.3030507 at web.de...
> okay so far...
> the log IS that long...
> so if this is the first error, i'd check for the freetype installation
> (did you install freetype2 separately; does whereis show its locations,
> does the host.def say #define HasFreetype ? it should if you have, or
> not if not :-)
> maybe leave the hasfreetype flag out of your config altogether?
> i got rid of my rather stupid error (tabs in host.def) by finding
> out that it compiled without any host.def altogether, and then
> reintroduced my flags by and by. it's a rather lengthy process,
> admittedly, but as your error pops up in midway, you can as well look
> at the log after half the time. (and you might think about using
> less or so instead of some page formatting too big too slow thing
> for these things. it can search real fast and can update on files
> being written.)
> hope it helps, i'm not a wizard myself...
> best,
> andre
> Sebastiano wrote:
> > Ok, I'm examining my compile log, but it's 2600 pages long and 8MB! I
> > found (on page 1048 :-) this piece of log:
> >
> > In file included from xftcfg.c:28:
> > xftint.h:29:35: fontconfig/fontconfig.h: No such file or directory
> > In file included from XftFreetype.h:28,
> >                  from xftint.h:31,
> >                  from xftcfg.c:28:
> > Xft.h:29:35: fontconfig/fontconfig.h: No such file or directory

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