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Re: switching remaining platforms to modular X by default

On Tue, 2013-06-04 at 00:23 +0000, David Holland wrote:

> Since apparently this isn't clear to some people: the problem arises
> because libXft is linked to fontconfig and freetype, so anything that
> links with native libXft will end up linked to both versions of
> fontconfig and freetype and will blow up if you try to run it in a way
> that actually exercises that functionality.
> Furthermore, the X infrastructure in pkgsrc has no way to exclude
> builtin libXft based on the fact that it depends on builtin things
> that pkgsrc is trying to override. (Doing it based on version won't
> work, because it's not the version that matters.)
> (It might be that using an explicit PREFER to also build libXft from
> pkgsrc will fix the overt problems. But that might also just make
> things worse, depending on what else libXft links to and what else is
> linked to it.)

I think Pkgsrc already makes some attempt to get this right what you're
describing, in pkgsrc/fonts/Xft2/

.if defined(USE_BUILTIN.fontconfig) && !
USE_BUILTIN.Xft2=       no

This code (or code like it) seems like it should resolve that problem -
perhaps the check is incomplete or being subverted?

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