[cairo] configure error for cairo-1.6.4

Ryan Schmidt cairo-2008c at ryandesign.com
Fri Nov 21 01:03:24 PST 2008

On Nov 21, 2008, at 02:48, tina nambiar wrote:

> when i try ./configure --build=arm-linux --host=i686-linux --enable- 
> directfb=yes --enable-xlib=no --enable-xlib-xrender=no --enable- 
> xcb=no --without-x --disable-win32 --enable-freetype
> for cairo-1.6.4 i get the error
> checking for cairo's FreeType font backend...
> checking for FONTCONFIG... yes
> checking for FcFini... no
> no
> checking whether cairo's FreeType font backend could be enabled...  
> no (requires fontconfig)
> configure: error: requested FreeType font backend could not be enabled

That was a bug in cairo 1.6.4; you can read about it here:


Any reason you're not using the current stable version of cairo, 1.8.4?

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