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Re: Compilation problems with fontforge 20070511

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: Compilation problems with fontforge 20070511
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:36:10 +0200

[moving from lilypond-user]
Le vendredi 27 juillet 2007 à 21:39 -0500, Quentin Spencer a écrit :
> I'm running into build errors when attempting to build version 2.10.25 
> in the Fedora development build system. It builds fine on a Fedora 7 
> system. The failure appears to be related to fontforge. Fedora 7 has 
> fontforge 20061220, and the development (future Fedora 8) is now at 
> 20070511. The end of the build log looks like this:
> /usr/bin/fontforge -script ../buildscripts/pfx2ttf.fontforge 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059036l.pfb 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059036l.afm ./out/ &&   /usr/bin/fontforge 
> -script ../buildscripts/pfx2ttf.fontforge 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059033l.pfb 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059033l.afm ./out/ &&   /usr/bin/fontforge 
> -script ../buildscripts/pfx2ttf.fontforge 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059016l.pfb 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059016l.afm ./out/ &&   /usr/bin/fontforge 
> -script ../buildscripts/pfx2ttf.fontforge 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059013l.pfb 
> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/c059013l.afm ./out/ &&  true
> Copyright (c) 2000-2007 by George Williams.
>  Executable based on sources from 14:46 11-May-2007.
> RemoveATT: This scripting function no longer works. Try RemoveLookupSubtable 
> or RemovePosSub.
> Called from...
>  ../buildscripts/pfx2ttf.fontforge: line 24
>  I really don't know anything about fontforge. Is it possible that there 
> is something about the latest version of fontforge that is not 
> compatible with the way it is being used in the current lilypond build 
> process?

Please use lilypond-devel list for compilation issues.  This problem has
already been reported with a slightly different fontforge version: see
and also other messages of the thread.  I've just applied the patch
mentioned in that message to the stable branch -- Han-Wen, have you
planned a 2.10 release soon?


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