[cairo] freetype, fontconfig configure error

M Joonas Pihlaja jpihlaja at cc.helsinki.fi
Wed Jun 24 13:47:19 PDT 2009

On Wed, 24 Jun 2009, Rajinder Yadav wrote:

> If you have any suggestions how I can track down the problem please advise.

Well first I'd check that pkg-config can find your freetype and 
fontconfig.  For me the output of querying the version numbers of 
those packages gives this:

$ pkg-config --modversion freetype2
$ pkg-config --modversion fontconfig

If pkg-config can't find the packages that's probably your problem and 
fixing that should put you on the right path.

However if the pkg-config test checks out, then you could have a look 
into the file config.log produced by ./configure and try to find the 
place where the configure script is looking for freetype and 
fontconfig.  It's usually fairly good about telling you why it can't 
find some package or why some test or other fails.



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