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Old 04-05-2004, 05:20 AM   #1
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GNOME 2.6 Compilation - XFT Error

Hi There,
I'm trying to compile GNOME 2.6 packages on my Fedora distro and getting this error message whenever I try to install xft package. Can somebody tell my what to do ?

In file included from Xft.h:41,
from xftint.h:39,
from xftcolor.c:25:
/usr/local/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:20:2: #error "t2build.h' hasn't been included yet!"
#error "Please always use macros to include FreeType header files." /usr/local/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:22:2:
#error "Example:" /usr/local/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:23:2:
#error " #include <ft2build.h>"
#error "#include FT_FREETYPE_H"
make[1]: *** [xftcolor.lo] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory /pub/GNOME-2.6.0/xft-2.1.2'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Old 04-05-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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Can somebody please tell me how to solve this ?
Old 04-05-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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Use the RPMS instead of compiling from source. I had a big trouble doing this and ended up getting all the RPMS from

Hope this helps...
Old 04-06-2004, 09:00 AM   #4
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umm... is it just me or does anyone else see that gnome looks the same even in 2.6 on fedora? how do you change it to the screenshots that are shown on the website? i see only one panel - same as from gnome 2.4
i have all the 2.6 packages and their dependencies


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