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Old 12-02-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
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Pango - Xft install problem

Hi there,

I tried to install Mozilla Thunderbird at the weekend, and I get an error
about not being there.

Pango seems to have other libs in /usr/lib ( for
example, so I reckoned that it was just missing xft.
After scouting the net, I had a look, and I reckon that I do have xft, I
have freetype2 installed (but I'm confused, because it sounds like that is
supposed to be part of X4.3.0 anyway- which is installed).

The only help I could find on the net about recompiling pango to include
xft was about making sure PKG_CONFIG_PATH was set - I've tried setting this to /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig (where pangoxft.pc is) with no

The only thing I can really see in config.log which might be a clue is that
it seems to not find tterrors.h.

Anybody got any ideas, as I'm just going round in circles now!

Old 12-02-2003, 06:10 PM   #2
Andrew Benton
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When you were compiling pango, after you ran ./configure , did it end with
        backends: FreeType X Xft
? If it didn't find Xft then it won't build libpangoxft. You need to fix that before you run make. The easy way is to use RPM or whatever your distro uses. Good luck


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