[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#555596: [Fontforge-devel] mensis: FTBFS with binutils-gold

George Williams gww at silcom.com
Sat Apr 24 14:11:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2009-12-29 at 04:59, Kęstutis Bilūnas wrote:
> forwarded 555596 fontforge-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> thanks
> Hi George,
> We got here a Debian bug:
> ------------------------------------
> Tried to build your package and it fails to build with GNU
> binutils-gold. The important difference is that --no-add-needed is the
> default behavior of of GNU binutils-gold. Please provide all needed
> libraries to the linker when building your executables.

> How to do explicitly link against libfreetype6 (or maybe libfontconfig1)
> library? I've been unable to do so correctly.
Well, you are trying to build mensis in a way which isn't really
supported. It expects to dlopen freetype rather than link with it, and
that's all the Makefile/configure script was written to handle.

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