Problem with graphics/cairo

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Mar 11 05:46:02 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 09:33:35PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On March 10, 2006 9:13:01 PM -0500 Kris Kennaway <kris at> 
> wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 05:11:03PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> >>The recent libtool change blew my 5.4 workstation up.  After trying for
> >>days to get gnome working again (it locked up right after login), I
> >>finally  gave up and installed 6.0 fresh (the upgrade failed too.)
> >>
> >>Now I'm reinstalling everything (grrr....), and the gnome install failed
> >>trying to install graphics/cairo.  It's looking for, and
> >>the  system has  (I made a symlink and the install
> >>completed  successfully.)
> >
> >Please show us what you think is wrong: the cairo port doesn't depend
> >directly on libexpat, so I don't see how this can be true.
> >
> I removed the symlink, deinstalled and ran make install.  It fails at the 
> same place, so the error is repeatable.
> /usr/bin/ld: warning:, needed by 
> /usr/X11R6/lib/, not found (try using -rpath or -rpath-link)
> /usr/X11R6/lib/ undefined reference to 

Right, you need to update fontconfig, or more generally, use an
upgrade tool like portupgrade.

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