Building on Windoze (64 bit)

Dave Pointon pointo1d at
Tue Oct 28 19:25:08 UTC 2014

Hi again all ,

Pray tell, does anyone on here have any problem building on 64 bit Windoze
for a 64 bit Windoze target ? I ask because as you may, or may not,
remember/know, I have the task of attempting to bring the IBM build system
into line with the current jdk8 autoconf based process and whilst doing so,
I observed the following fatal error whilst running configure ...

checking what is not needed on Windows?... alsa cups pulse x11
checking for Mac OS X Java Framework... no
checking for X... no
checking for X11/extensions/shape.h... no
configure: error: Could not find freetype! You need to build a 64-bit
version of freetype.
This is not readily available.
You can find source code and build instructions on
If you put the resulting build in "C:\Program Files\GnuWin32", it will be
found automatically.
configure exiting with result code 1

It seems rather incongruous to me that configure decides that X isn't
required and then goes off in search of it ?

Can anyone confirm/refute my assertion and indeed observation. If it is
indeed a defect, then I will, raise a defect and fix it, if not, then can
someone alborate as to what is actually happening.

​TIA ,​

Dave Pointon FIAP MBCS

Now I saw, tho' too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count the
cost and before we we judge rightly of our strength to go thro' with it -
Robinson Crusoe

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