Subject: Re: Choosing pkgsrc's version of freetype2 and friends over XFree's
To: Marc Recht <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/12/2004 11:44:51
On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Marc Recht wrote:

> > But if X11BASE is LOCALBASE (such as when using xpkgwedge or setting
> > manually), there will be package/file conflicts with XFree86-libs package.
> I thought pkgsrc XFree version uses pkgsrc's Xft2/FreeType2/fontconfig..
> (Like FreeBSD's "port" does)

I shouldn't have chopped out the earlier line from previous posting:
> > >      PREFER_PKGSRC=  MesaLib freetype2 glu Xrender

The conflicts are with libGL* and render files. (I believe the
Xft2/FreeType2/fontconfig is fine.)

> > Maybe, it would be good to get XFree86 installed in the first place with
> > correct (good enough) libraries.
> The pkgsrc XFree86 should build against the pkgsrc libraries. Maybe
> we could re-use patches from FreeBSD'S ports ?

That might be a good start.

   Jeremy C. Reed