[cairo] cairo-1.6.4, Mac OS X, requested FreeType font backend could not be enabled

Baz brian.ewins at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 10:26:48 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 5:27 PM, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jun 2008 01:04:18 -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> I still find it unusual that, when building cairo as a single-
>> architecture binary for the local architecture only, it says my
>> FontConfig has FcFini, but when building cairo as a universal binary,
>> it says it doesn't. My FontConfig hasn't changed, of course. It
>> either has this function or it does not. The manner in which I'm
>> building cairo should not affect that. I think cairo may not be
>> detecting this function correctly.
> Yes, that's strange.
> But very few of us are building universal binaries on macs. So, if this
> is to be fixed, someone that *is* doing that is going to have to
> figure out why the test that works by compiling/linking a simple
> program calling FcFini works in one case and not the other.

I've got a bit of time to look at this tomorrow, I'll see what I can
do to check/fix this.

> If someone can do that, and then tell us if there's anything that we
> should change, then we would be glad to do so.
> Note that cairo's check for FcFini is *almost* just a standard
> autoconf AC_CHECK_FUNCS call. So if there's something wrong here, it's
> likely to be inside of autoconf's definition of that macro, and not
> something cairo-specific. (I say *almost* because it is actually using
> a custom _CHECK_FUNCS_WITH_FLAGS call that we define to call
> AC_CHECK_FUNCS with slightly augmented lists for CFLAGS and LIBS. It
> should be quite simple to test to see if that is custom macro is
> causing the problem or not.)
> -Carl
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