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

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Thu Oct 21 00:09:12 PDT 2004


oneyed at gmx.de 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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>>
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>Yes, that's it. I had the same problem again and before i recompiled fontconfig I made a backup of all files that belong to fontconfig. After recompiling fontconfig KDE ran without problems and I compared the new files with the old ones. 
>
>There were only two files that differed: libfontconfig.a and /etc/fonts/fonts.conf. In the old fonts.conf there were no fontpaths defined (because we installed it *before* we have any fonts). I copied the old fonts.conf to /etc/fonts - and BAMM! KDE was crashing again.
>
>In the book there should be something to update the fontpaths after installation of X.
>
>ONEYED
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>
No, because in BLFS, the fontpaths are added to /etc/fonts/local.conf - 
check the X build instructions to see where this is done.

-J-




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