[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#605871: Bug#605871: Bug#605871: fontforge runs find / during the configure step

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Apr 15 12:36:23 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 03:22:26PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> >  --with-freetype-src option should be used with relevant path like
> >  "--with-freetype-src=/foobar". But anyway, freetype source file is
> >  necessary to include to build with --with-freetype-bytecode option.
> >
> >  If not, configure script warns for it.
> >> checking for valid freetype tree... missing ttobjs.h
> >> Unable to find /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/src/truetype/ttobjs.h
> Please file a bug against freetype asking for them to do either of these:
> Ship the needed header/etc files somewhere.

These are internal FreeType headers, and shouldn't be made public.

FontForge's use of FreeType her is a very special case that FreeType
developers are aware of but they don't want to make those headers public
(for the obvious reasons), that is why FontForge needs a copy of
FreeType source to access those headers. FontForge does not build a
bundled copy of FreeType.


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