Bug 173541

Summary: xterm builds without freetype support if xft-config is not found, even though freetype-config is available
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
Component: xtermAssignee: Jason Vas Dias <jvdias>
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patch to discard the cached result before checking if freetype-config is available none

Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2005-11-18 00:33:11 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "xterm -fa Monospace -fs 10"
Actual results:
You get an unrecognized argument error.

Expected results:
Xterm starts up.

Additional info:
The configure test for freetype-config fails because the previous test for
xft-config fails:
        checking if you want to use FreeType library... yes
        checking for xft-config... none
        checking for freetype-config... (cached) no

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2005-11-18 00:33:12 UTC
Created attachment 121212 [details]
patch to discard the cached result before checking if freetype-config is available

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-11-18 01:05:03 UTC
xft-config has been deprecated for about 2 years or so, and Xft has shipped
pkg-config *.pc files.  xft-config now no longer exists in modular X, and
applications using libXft must now transition to using pkg-config in order
to build properly.

Example usage for fixing xterm:

pts/1 mharris@fc4i386:~/rpmbuild/SRPMS$ pkg-config xft --libs
-lXft -lfreetype -lz -lXrender -lX11 -ldl -lfontconfig
pts/1 mharris@fc4i386:~/rpmbuild/SRPMS$ pkg-config xft --cflags

Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2005-11-18 18:15:01 UTC
Yes, this was fixed with xterm-207-2 (though not as portably as with your
suggestion). I've now patched xterm's configure to use pkg-config instead of 
looking for xft-config / freetype-config with xterm-207-4 . It would have been
nice to be able to patch configure.in, but configure is generated by a 
customized autoconf used only by the upstream maintainer. I've sent the
patch upstream, so hopefully it will be in the next release. Thanks!