Errors Building FontConfig 2.2.2

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Oct 29 11:16:28 PDT 2004

Michael Kipper wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is not strictly an LFS question, as I am using LFS & BLFS commands to
> build some packages on my University shell, in my own home directory.
> The problem I'm getting is:
> [mkipper at flash ~/build/fontconfig-2.2.2]$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> <snip>
> checking for FT_Get_First_Char... yes
> checking expat.h usability... no
> checking expat.h presence... no
> checking for expat.h... no
> checking xmlparse.h usability... no
> checking xmlparse.h presence... no
> checking for xmlparse.h... no
> configure: error: cannot find expat library
> I just built expat 1.95.8, the newest version, so why am I getting this
> error?

Because the fontconfig configure program cannot find the expat
include files.


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