URGENT: Need a Redhat 8 RPM of freetype 2.1.7

albi albi at scii.nl
Thu Dec 30 14:39:48 PST 2004

Kris Kennaway wrote:

> We're in the process of trying to update the linux_base support from
> 7.x (which has security vulnerabilities that will never be fixed) to
> 8.0, as a minimal fix that will allow FreeBSD 4.11 to ship with a
> working linuxulator.  This is working, except RH 8.0 includes an old
> version of freetype that does not understand gzipped fonts, and
> doesn't recognise some truetype fonts.  As a result, font rendering of
> linux applications on FreeBSD is extremely poor.

you got already some (apparently) good looking answers,

just wanted to remark that (i found out some days ago) that
the ports-system has a few new ports here :
linux_base-rh-9 and linux_base-suse-9.1
and the formely broken port linux_base-gentoo-stage1 is working again!

by the way,
i wonder how one could help fix the broken linux_base-debian ?

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