[Fontconfig] [ft] Installation Problems
behdad at behdad.org
Sat Jan 17 11:32:44 PST 2015
On 15-01-16 11:01 PM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>> ./configure: line 14023: syntax error near unexpected toke 'FREETYPE,'
>>> ./configure: line 14023: 'PKG_CHECK_MODULES (FREETYPE, freetype2)'
>> The error looks like as if configure script is incorrect;
>> PKG_CHECK_MODULES() is a macro for pkg-config, it should be expanded
>> to appropriate sh-script. I'm afraid that autogen (or something else
>> to generate configure script from its skelton) did not finish
>> correctly. FreeType is not responsible with the trouble, I guess.
> Your analysis is correct, however, it's not that simple in general.
> For example, let's assume a GNU/Linux distribution. The default
> versions of the autotools are in /usr, and add-on M4 files like
> `pkg.m4' (which contains the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro) are put into
> Now imagine that you are going to manually install a new version of
> the autotools, which are then stored in the /usr/local hierarchy. If
> you now repeat the configuring process, you get exactly the above
> error. The reason of the problem is that by default the autotools in
> the /usr/local/ hierarchy don't look into /usr/share/aclocal.
> There are different solutions.
> 1. Modify or set the `M4PATH' variable to make M4 find the directory
> holding your system's `pkg.m4' file.
> 2. Always add a proper `--include' command line option to the
> 3. Copy the contents of `/usr/share/aclocal' to
> I don't really like any of the solutions, since they require manual
> intervention and are thus error-prone. For this reason, I've already
> added `pkg.m4' directly to FreeType to avoid any problems while
> configuring FreeType itself.
> Behdad, you've added `pkg.m4' to harfbuzz, probably for identical
> reasons. What do you think of doing the same for fontconfig?
+fontconfig list. I think Akira can do that.
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