xft upgrade path

Mark Carey mark.carey at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 13:41:30 PDT 2005


I have hit this bug
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=118587 in that
mozilla segfaults on startup trying to do font stuff, supposedly
effects gnome-terminal as well.

The version of xft on my system was installed with X.org 6.8.2, when I
examine the .pc file for xft I find I have version

Name: Xft
Description: X FreeType library

Supposedly I need to update to 2.1.6 (see Redhat bugzilla comments),
which means a rebuild of X.org, and all the gnome stuff which depends
on xft.

Google tells me Xft comes from the xlibs project but I cant find the
upstream source.  From http://xlibs.freedesktop.org/release/current/
page I can find version 2.1.3.

http://freedesktop.org/software/fontconfig/releases/ lists xft-2.1.2
as the latest release.

Some pointers as to where I would find xft-2.1.6 or later would be
much appreciated.

>From http://lists.freedesktop.org/pipermail/release-wranglers/2004-March/000047.html
I see some discussion on being able to build versions of xft not
bundled in the monolithic tree and comments that a #define HasXft was
to be implemented for host.def, did this make it into 6.8.2?

Or is it possible that I apply
to the xft in X.org 6.8.2 rebuild and the problem fixed.

Any suggestions or pointers greatly appreciated.....

Mark Carey

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