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Old 07-23-2003, 01:26 AM   #1
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Enlightenment, configure failure: freetype

I'm working on an LFS system. I've installed freetype2 (2.1.3). I know it's installed since I've compiled and installed XFree86, and (according to freetype is a prerequisite for XFree86.

So, Enlightenment says it needs Freetype 1.3.1 "or greater". Some may consider mathematically challenged at times, but I'm pretty sure 2.1.3 is greater than 1.3.1. I kick off configure like this:

./configure --enable-fsstd --prefix=/usr

and get this:
checking for freetype.h... no
checking for freetype/freetype.h... no
checking for TT_Init_FreeType in -lttf... no
ERROR: Enlightenment needs a system with (TrueType Font Library)
You can obtain it from:
blah, blah, blah...
configure: error: Fatal Error: no FreeType detected.

Issuing locate freetype.h yields:

Issuing locate returns a big nothing.

So, does anyone with Enlightenment experience know what's going on? Do I have to download and install a freetype 1.X.X library just to get Enlightenment to run? I can see why the configure is failing, but I just don't understand why Enlightenment says "freetype 1.3.1 (or greater)", and then chokes on 2.1.3.

If I do have to install a previous version, are there any potential conflicts/overwrites?
Old 07-23-2003, 01:48 AM   #2
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Yeah, it needs freetype 1.3.1. Ok, so I guess I have to take it on the chin and keep two versions of freetype around...

Now to pick a web browser...


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