[texworks] fontconfig issues

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Fri Sep 26 15:33:23 CEST 2008

Sorry, compiling poppler on the Mac can be a bit of a pain (one reason  
I'm building binaries is to save people bothering with this). Doesn't  
Apple's X11 provide fontconfig, though? You might be able to point  
configure to the right directories to use that.

Alternatively, it's possible to build poppler without using  
fontconfig, but this requires some patching; it's been mentioned on  
the poppler mailing list earlier in the year.

Some day we'll have a nice "how-to" document with all the tips and  
tricks needed....


On 26 Sep 2008, at 2:24 PM, Stephen Moye wrote:

> I'm trying to compile texworks on Mac OS X, and I've hit a wall. In  
> attempting to compile poppler, I get this:
> ------------------
> checking for FONTCONFIG... configure: error: Package requirements  
> (fontconfig >= 2.0.0) were not met:
> No package 'fontconfig' found
> Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
> installed software in a non-standard prefix.
> Alternatively, you may set the environment variables FONTCONFIG_CFLAGS
> and FONTCONFIG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
> See the pkg-config man page for more details.
> 9:13 ~/<1>poppler-0.8.7:
> ------------------
> The fontconfig package from fontconfig.org refuses to download, and  
> i-Installer does not seem to have it currently available. What to do??
> Thanks
> Stephen Moye

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