[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 12:44:14 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 04:46:42PM +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:16:12 +0200
> Fabian Greffrath <fabian at greffrath.com> wrote:
> > If this configure options is only relevant for building the bundled
> > freetype copy, then it should be alright as it currently is. The
> > freetype system library in Debian already has the byte-code interpreter
> > enabled.
>  You mean, both --with-freetype-bytecode and --with-freetype-src are not
>  necessary to be specified? I want to know that.

They are necessary to build FontForge's byte code debugger for people
who want to work with TrueType instructions (hinting).
--with-freetype-src is only used to access FreeType's internal headers

BTW, as of last FontForge release not specifying this option or using
--without-freetype-src will cause font FontForge to do a `find /`, you
certainly don't want this. It is already fixed it in git master
(the build system was rewritten using autotools), lets hope the current
"team" will not screw it by the time of the next release.


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