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Tony Houghton <this.address.is.fake@...> wrote:
> I seem to have a problem with my Xft libraries on Debian unstable. The
> OroboROX window manager (compiled from source) appears to need libXft
> 2, but is linking by default with libXft 1. It uses 'pkg-config --libs
> xft' which, as far as libXft is concerned, adds simply -lXft. AFAICT
> that's defaulting to static linkage with /usr/X11R6/lib/libXft.a,
> based on Xft 1, despite the libxft-dev package being based on Xft 2.
> I thought adding /usr/lib before /usr/X11R6/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf
> might fix it, but although ldconfig -v then listed /usr/lib before
> /usr/X11R6/lib, OroboROX still misbehaved after I relinked it. BTW the
> symptoms are that no matter what font I choose it displays Fixed,
> albeit at my chosen size. However, when I changed the link command
> line so that it used /usr/lib/libXft.so.2 instead of -lXft, it worked
> Any ideas what the real problem is and why it appears peculiar to
> OroboROX? Everything that uses GTK+ appears to be OK, for instance.
Which version of OroboROX are you using?
I've been having similar problems with V 0.9.x (under Mandrake 9.1) but
have no difficulty with V 0.8.x
I've cross-posted this to alt.os.linux.mandrake, where I'd made an
earlier enquiry about pkg-config and freetype. I've also copied it
across to the rox list as I think this will be of interest there.
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