Did anybody figure out why one has to recompile freetype and fontconfig before KDE will work?

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Wed Oct 20 19:19:38 PDT 2004

Gerard Beekmans wrote:

>Subject says it all I guess.
>I too was unable to get KDE to start (version 3.3.0 in my case, with
>qt-3.3.3). I tried to recompile freetype and fontconfig as suggested and
>that made it work alright. Does anybody have a clue why that might be?
>As far as a guess goes: I compiled freetype and fontconfig before I
>compile Xorg. I wonder if that has got anything to do with it.
>I'd be interested to find out what might have been the cause of it.
My #1 suspicion was something being wrong with fontconfig, which the 
recompile fixed, possibly the font paths in /etc/fonts/local.conf.


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