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Originally posted by __J ok, first compile glib (with the --prefix=/usr), after it is successfully compiled and ready to install, go into Yast and remove the one that came with the system ( or use rpm -e <packagename> from the command line). before you run "make install" though, I suggest you go get checkinstall or another program to make an rpm for you. this will make administration of your new libs much easier ( upgrade and removal). to use checkinstall:
checkinstall ( instead of make install)
then install the rpm it makes.
everything else is pretty much straight forward, except for pango, MAKE SURE it list xft as a backend before compiling it ( it gives a summary at the end of configure). if not, you will need to adjust your PKG_CONFIG_PATH to accommodate this ( you don't need to install the xft package, you can use the one that came with X). post back if you need help with this.
The quote above is from a thread about 8 months ago. I have exactly the last problem stated. Pango does not see Xft. There is a libxft present (in /usr/lib, I think.) Nowhere on my system (FC3) is there an xft.pc. There is no /pkgconfig in X11R6/lib. I have searched my FC3 disks for packages. I installed one called x11-devel, no help. I have serached in vain for an xft package that looks right.
After much pain I discovered --prefix=/usr on my own. Why oh why does everything default to /usr/local and then not work?
I have now tried installing xft (via make). It says I am missing xrender, more specifically, xrender.pc.
Then I try xrender. It says I am missing x11.pc. There is no x11.pc on the system. I have installed the x11-devel rpm that I found on my FC3 disks. I have also tried ">yum install x11-devel. "No match for argument x11-devel".
I suspect that the lack of some devel package of x11 is at the root of all of this. My X11 is installed in /usr/X11R6. In /usr/lib, there is a link X11 to /usr/X11R6/lib. I have seen things that make me believe there should be a link /usr/include/X11 to /usr/X11R6/include. There is almost nothing in /usr/X11R6/include. I am certain there are things that should be there.