Yosemite problems with FreeType
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Tue Nov 4 13:10:39 UTC 2014
On 2014-10-22 19:50, Dan Smith wrote:
> Well, I take that back. Tried installing 2.7.5 just in case, and now it works fine.
> - Yosemite installer breaks XQuartz configuration (probably something trivial like removing a symbolic link)
There does indeed seem to be a missing symbolic link. In previous
versions, I can find a symlink from libfreetype.6.dylib to
libfreetype.dylib in /usr/X11/lib. In Yosemite, this is missing. This
causes configure to fail.
I tried some ways to work around this in configure by using freetype.6
as library name instead of freetype, but I kept running into one silly
problem after another and decided it didn't really seemed worth it.
Instead of installing a different version of XQuartz, a workaround
should probably be to:
ln -s libfreetype.6.dylib libfreetype.dylib
(but I have not tested this).
I think this will break other apps as well that want to use freetype, so
a bug should probably be filed with Apple.
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