Configure(still?) broken on OS X

Scott Palmer swpalmer at
Thu Jan 14 16:46:39 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie <
magnus.ihse.bursie at> wrote:

> On 2016-01-14 15:59, Scott Palmer wrote:
>> I installed XQuartz, rebooted, and re-ran configure.  Got the exact same
>> error.  Seems the path to freetype in XQuartz is not fixed.
> How did you install XQuartz?

I ran the installer package for XQuartz 2.7.8 that I grabbed from

> Can you check that you indeed have freetype installed on the system, and
> let us know where it ended up. I think it might end up somewhere in /opt in
> newer releases.

I found this:


> Once you know where you installed freetype, the short-term workaround is
> to provide this path to configure using --with-freetype. The long-term is
> that we can add some additional "well known" paths to look at by default in
> configure to save some typing.

Thanks, looks like this does the trick:

./configure --with-freetype=/opt/X11



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