Subject: Re: Freetype2, the bug explained
To: Vincent <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/14/2004 14:12:28
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On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 14:06:25 +0200
Vincent <> wrote:

> HI there,

Hi Vincent,

> some time ago, someone spoke about a bug in the install script of the
> Freetype2 package.
> The problem lies in tha fact that, in the build/unix/
> makefile, the $(INSTALL_DATA) expands to "install", which means that
> each time the line is read, it DOES NOT executes /usr/bin/install but
> rather calls recursively the "install" target, which results in an
> infinite loop.
> The clean way to correct it is to change the definition of INSTALL_DATA
> and INSTALL_SCRIPT in the file (if I remember correctly)
> from "install" to "/usr/bin/install" and everything will be fine.

That could explain the endless loop I saw in FreeBSD/pkgsrc some weeks ago, I'll
have a look to the freetype2 package, thank you!

	Juan RP <>

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