[Fontconfig] Problems installing 2.6.0 on Vista

John C. Turnbull ozemale at ozemail.com.au
Fri Apr 24 15:36:54 PDT 2009

I am trying to build FC 2.6.0 using MinGW on a Vista machine.


The "configure" and "make" commands run perfectly but when I run "make
install" it crashes at this point:


C:/Windows/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 1159 fonts, 0 dirs

C:/Users/Qu0ll/AppData/Local/Temp/fontconfig/cache: cleaning cache directory

D:\MSYS\1.0\local\bin\fc-cache.exe: failed

C:/Windows/fonts: failed to write cache

make[2]: *** [install-data-local] Error 1

make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/Qu0ll/fontconfig-2.6.0'

make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/Qu0ll/fontconfig-2.6.0'

make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1


I first thought this might have something to do with Vista UAC but disabling
that hasn't helped.  It appears that it's trying to write to a folder on the
C: drive and failing.  Perhaps it needs admin privileges though I thought it
would inherit those of the Windows user which is an administrator.


Anyway, when I run the test program it fails the basic check.  When I run
fc-list on its own it says it can't find the default configuration file.


How can I resolve these issues?





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