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FreeType

A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine.

Compilation (V2.4.6)

Hint: dont't use the 8+3 named source archives, they aren't meant to be used on Unix.

Follow the instructions in docs/INSTALL. Requires Gnu make.
The maintainers are not smart enough to cope with vendor's make.

export GNUMAKE=/nfs/bio/local.AIX/53/gmake-3.81/bin/make # wherever gnu make lives
       # AIX 5.3, native:
./configure CC=cc CFLAGS="-O2 -D_LARGE_FILES -D_THREAD_SAFE" --without-zlib --enable-static --disable-shared --prefix=/tmp/freetype-2.4.6/
       # HP-UX 10.20, native:
./configure CC=cc CFLAGS="-O -Ae -D_REENTRANT -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 +z" --without-zlib --enable-static --disable-shared  --prefix=/tmp/freetype-2.4.6/

make
make install

HTML-docs aren't installed automatically, it seems, so manually:
cp -p -r docs/reference /tmp/freetype-2.4.6/html

Installation/Configuration

Dependent freeware ( fontconfig, libgd, ...) might rely on properly configured installation.
So take care that the entries in
bin/freetype-config
lib/pkgconfig/freetype2.pc
lib/libfreetype.la
point to the actual installation directories.
Last updated: Thu Feb 7 07:54:19 CET 2013 , M.Kraemer