[Fontconfig] issues when building fontconfig 2.1.94

Philippe A z77y16 at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 21 04:32:27 EST 2003

I've come into two little issues when trying to build fontconfig 2.1.94 
downloaded from http://www.fontconfig.org/release/fontconfig-2.1.94.tar.gz.

The first issue occured towards the end of the build process. I was building 
from an NFS mount point.

(cd .libs && rm -f libfontconfig.so.1 && ln libfontconfig.so.1.0.4 
ln: creating hard link `libfontconfig.so.1' to `libfontconfig.so.1.0.4': 
Operation not permitted

So I moved the source to /tmp and restarted make. This time I got lots of 
errors like:

nsgmls:/tmp/fontconfig-2.1.94/doc/fccharset.sgml:758:10:E: document type 
does not allow element "REFSECT1" here

And then the make stopped shortly after I received:

Working on: /tmp/fontconfig-2.1.94/doc/fontconfig-user.sgml
No way to convert HTML to text found.

Finally I spotted the .spec. I did a rpmbuild -bb and the compile went 
smoothly. I even got the documentation:

[phil at phil fontconfig-2.1.94]$  rpm -qd fontconfig

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