Problems compiling Freetype

Brandon Allbery allbery at
Wed Nov 18 06:18:59 PST 2009

On Nov 17, 2009, at 23:04 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2009, at 15:15, Laurent Daudelin wrote:
>> except in the case of Freetype. Is this a known issue with  
>> Freetype, ignoring C flags?
> I've had trouble with freetype ignoring things it should see in the  
> cflags (cppflags?) too. Try setting it in ldflags instead for  
> freetype.

In my experience it's a common failure mode for poorly written  
autoconf configurations; the usual workaround is to hide it in  
LDFLAGS, but in extreme cases I've had to do really evil things like  
wrappers for gcc.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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