Bug 17450 - configure checks for freetype backend fail if FcFini not available
configure checks for freetype backend fail if FcFini not available
Product: cairo
Classification: Unclassified
Component: freetype font backend
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: medium blocker
Assigned To: David Turner
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Reported: 2008-09-05 05:15 UTC by Benny Siegert
Modified: 2008-09-28 12:21 UTC (History)
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proposed patch (796 bytes, patch)
2008-09-05 05:15 UTC, Benny Siegert
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Description Benny Siegert 2008-09-05 05:15:43 UTC
Created attachment 18694 [details] [review]
proposed patch

I am trying to compile cairo 1.6.4 on MirOS BSD (an OpenBSD variant). The fontconfig included in the base system does not have the FcFini() function. As I gathered from searching the mailing list archives, this function is optional. However, on systems without FcFini(), the freetype backend is completely disabled.

From reading the source code, I do not think that FcFini is really essential, and any calls to it are protected by #ifdef HAVE_FCFINI anyway. Thus, I made a small patch for the configure script to make a missing FcFini non-fatal for the freetype font backend.

What's ironic is that this bug had already existed as bug 3951. It was fixed in 0.9.3.
Comment 1 Carl Worth 2008-09-05 10:03:02 UTC
Thanks for the reminder. We've already fixed this on the "master" branch of cairo, but I'll leave this bug open as a "blocker" until we make sure that this fix gets on the 1.6 branch in preparation for a 1.6.6 release.

Comment 2 Chris Wilson 2008-09-28 12:21:08 UTC
When 1.8 has superseded 1.6 as the stable branch, so we can now close this bug.