[tex-live] xetex and fontconfig

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Dec 13 22:03:20 CET 2006

On 13 Dec 2006, at 8:09 pm, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Staszek wants to build all binaries except xetex on his old machine
> and asked me to adapt the build script so that files are installed
> where he wants to have them.  He has no time to do it himself.
> When I run configure --without-xetex I still get:
>  checking for fontconfig header files... yes
>  checking for FcInit in -lfontconfig... (cached) yes
>  checking for Mac OS X ApplicationServices framework... no
>  configure: tetex build enabled, LIBS now: -lkpathsea -lm  - 
> lfontconfig
> What will happen if the fontconfig headers are not found?  Will
> -lfontconfig be omitted then?  I assume that an old machine is slow
> and I don't want that Staszek runs into trouble.

Ah, that's coming from the xdvipdfmx configure, which does its own  
check, separate from what I just added to texk/web2c/configure for  

If Staszek doesn't have fontconfig available on his build machine, he  
should build --without-xdvipdfmx as well. The xdvipdfmx build will  
also fail if FC is missing. (Currently, xdvipdfmx is slightly broken,  
inasmuch as configure will run successfully without FC, but the  
actual compile will fail. So you don't want to go there.)

I believe that if you run configure --without-xetex --without- 
xdvipdfmx (...etc...) it will not check for fontconfig at all (if  
everything works as intended).


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