[Fontconfig] issues when building fontconfig 2.1.94

sean darcy seandarcy at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 21 04:57:27 EST 2003

The rpm build worked because it runs configure with --disable-docs.

If you don't use the rpms, just ./configure --disable-docs.

Why the docs don't build, I leave for my betters.


>From: "Philippe A" <z77y16 at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: fontconfig at fontconfig.org
>To: fontconfig at fontconfig.org
>Subject: [Fontconfig] issues when building fontconfig 2.1.94
>Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 18:32:27 +0000
>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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