URGENT: Need a Redhat 8 RPM of freetype 2.1.7

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Dec 30 16:29:16 PST 2004

On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 01:30:22PM -0800, 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.
> An update to freetype 2.1.4 or newer (preferably 2.1.7) should fix
> these problems, but RedHat did not seem to make available any updates
> to the freetype package.
> Is anyone able to generate (or tell me where I can find) an updated
> freetype package compatible with redhat 8.0?

Thanks to Joseph Gelinas <scirocco at tasam.com>, I now have a 2.1.5
package that seems to work.


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