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[ft-devel] ftview version output issue (Re: Freetype-devel Digest, Vol

From: Hin-Tak Leung
Subject: [ft-devel] ftview version output issue (Re: Freetype-devel Digest, Vol 142, Issue 21)
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:58:05 +0000 (UTC)

You describe the expected current behavior, I think.

In the default freetype-demo way of building, after build, before install, 
"bin/xxx" is a libtool script which loads the binaries within "bin/.libs/" with 
set to dynamically load the latest freetype shared library from 
"../freetype/src/.libs" .
If you run the binaries in "bin/.libs" directly, you pick up your older 
system-wide freetype shared library
instead. There is probably no reason for running bin/.libs directly though 
by-passing the libtool script,
unless you are trying to generate statically linked binaries to the latest 
freetype - which I'll describe further below.

If the current behavior isn't what you want, you could either do "make install" 
to install to a location of your choice
(after setting --prefix appropriately) both the latest binaries and the latest 
shared library; alternatively
disable shared library building in ./configure'ing freetype.
With the latter, "bin/xxx" would be statically linked binaries instead of 
libtool scripts, and there would
be no "bin/.libs" sub-directories.

I might be somewhat inaccurate in some of the description above, but I think 
that covers how I knows
it works.

 Message: 1
 Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:24:55 +0100
 From: Florian Willich <address@hidden>
 To: address@hidden
 Subject: [ft-devel] ftview version output issue
 Dear Freetype Developers,
 compiling the ftdemo of version 2.7 as described in the
 readmes I have the following issue:
 Executing the following command in ../bin/
 $ ./ftview -v
 Outputs: ftview (FreeType) 2.7
 Executing the same command in ../bin/.libs/
 Outputs: ftview (FreeType) 2.6.3
 Do you know if I just compiled something wrong? Or is the
 ftview wrapper script outputting the correct version and the
 executable not?
 Kind regards,


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