this has been a war, but i just got it. glib wouldn't compile in /usr/lib for me. atk did ok. pango never could find Xft, until i made that PKG_CONFIG_PATH or whatever it was. that took me 2 days 2 figure that out. now gtk was getting parse errors. i've tried with many versions. then i found this googling
> Is freetype.h on the system and in the search path? The other errors are
> probably caused by the following implicit declarations.
I _knew_ I was asking for a smack in the chops with the bleeding
obvious. Thanks for wielding the cluebat
The final solution was to copy the whole of freetype2's include/freetype
into X11R6's include directory. Apparently linking it into
/usr/local/include just isn't good enough.
It's now complaining about conflicts between 2 versions of libexpat (it
wants libexpat.so.0, while Xft used .so.1), but I should have that fixed
with a little time and some judicious recompiling...
i copied all my /usr/local/include/freetype2/ to /usr/X11R6/include, and then gtk compiled. man it was tough.