Since 220.127.116.11, the freetype2 in X11R6 cannot be compiled against. The reason is that freetype-config provides a bad linker option:
% /usr/X11R6/bin/freetype-config --libs
-Wl,-R/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lfreetype
The Apple linker crashes, because the "-R" option is unknown.
This comes from a patch introduced on 2003/05/05 into freetype-config.in. I think it should be removed for Darwin.
Torrey T. Lyons
This bug should be fixed in the top of the tree. Please let me know if it does not work.