[cairo] Freetype requirements

Rui Tiago Cação Matos tiagomatos at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 03:40:49 PST 2008

2008/11/26 David Björkevik <david at bjorkevik.se>:
> I need to compile a recent cairo under older linux platforms like RHEL3
> and SuSE 9.1. However, configure fails since the installed version of
> freetype is to old (9.3.3).
> I tried to just patch the configure-script to allow this older version
> of freetype, and now everything builds just fine.
> Anyone knows why cairo requires the newer version? What bugs or problems
> should I expect?

I think this should answer your question:

Though, it shouldn't have built for you according to that bug.


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