[Fontconfig] compiling on Solaris

Michael Prentice mprentice at rational.com
Thu Apr 3 09:30:05 EST 2003

I'm running into the same problem.  I tried just removing the -lexpat 
from the build.  And that causes fontconfig.so to build.  But then when 
I try to build fc-cache:

gcc -g -O2 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DFONTCONFIG_PATH=\"/etc/fonts\" -I.. -I. 
-I/net/acrolein/export/home/mprentic/include/freetype2 -o fc-cache 
fc-cache.o -L../src -lfontconfig
Undefined                       first referenced
  symbol                             in file
XML_SetCharacterDataHandler         ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_SetDoctypeDeclHandler           ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_GetBuffer                       ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_GetErrorCode                    ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_ErrorString                     ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_ParserCreate                    ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_ParserFree                      ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_GetCurrentLineNumber            ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_SetUserData                     ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_ParseBuffer                     ../src/libfontconfig.so
XML_SetElementHandler               ../src/libfontconfig.so
ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to fc-cache
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `fc-cache'

So I assume that expat is all the XML stuff that I need...

I guess there's been no resolution to this in the last month?



Brent Bice  fontconfig at fontconfig.org
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 14:51:42 -0800 (PST)

  I'm havin' trouble getting fontconfig to compile on solaris.  I've
compiled expat (I *think* it's ok - ar -t shows all the .o files) but when
I try to compile fontconfig, I get:

Text relocation remains                         referenced
     against symbol                  offset      in file
<unknown>                           0x19dc 
(and a jillion or so other <unknown>'s.  - grin)

    I assume that this means something is wrong with my expat lib?  There
was no install for it, but it compiled with no errors.  And I just copied
the resulting .a file to /usr/local/lib and a handful of the .h files to
/usr/local include.  That oughta be ok, right?

    Thanks in advance for any tips you can offer......


Michael Prentice - Software Engineer
IBM Software Group - Rational Software
Configuration Management - Clearcase Web
Lexington, MA 781-676-2754 617-650-4556
mailto:mprentice at rational.com

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