Building on Windoze (64 bit)

Phil Race philip.race at
Tue Oct 28 19:28:53 UTC 2014

It isn't searching for X11. It is searching for freetype which has no X 
freetype is needed on all platforms.


On 10/28/2014 12:25 PM, Dave Pointon wrote:
> 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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