[HarfBuzz] Can't install harfbuzz (web server)

Rolf Langenhuijzen rolf.langenhuijzen at xs4all.nl
Wed May 16 08:14:05 PDT 2012


I'm trying to get Harfbuzz (from git
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/harfbuzz/) running along with cairo, freetype
and glib on a web server (php).
My hosting partner created a fresh vps setup and cairo, freetype etc. are
all installed, but they have problems installing the complete Harfbuzz
with the hb-view utils. It seems there are compile errors.
They wondered if it can not be installed on Centos 5? (see error list
below this message!)

:( I've been trying to get this up for ages and fail all the time.
So a second question: does anyone know a hosting company and someone to
configure it properly? I need (want) to use the hb-view tool to output
images through a web interface.

Thank you in advance,

The error my current host gets:

[root at srv harfbuzz]# ./autogen.sh
checking for ragel... /usr/local/bin/ragel
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for autoreconf... /usr/bin/autoreconf
running autoreconf --force --install --verbose
autoreconf: Entering directory `.\'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --force
autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Libtool
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf --force
configure.ac:32: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_SUBST
      If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
      See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.ac:56: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_HEADERS
configure.ac:117: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_CHECKING
configure.ac:120: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_TRY_LINK
configure.ac:122: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_RESULT
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

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