[MPlayer-users] MacBook Pro 10.5.4 failing to find freetype

Matthew Lindner ergzay at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 01:02:50 CEST 2008

I just got myself today a brand spanking new MacBook Pro. This is  
completely fresh except for installing pkg-config. I run configure and  
it fails to find freetype. I checked my freetype version using  
freetype-config --ftversion and it says 2.3.5. freetype-config is  
located in /usr/X11/bin/freetype-config

 From configure.log:

============ Checking for freetype >= 2.0.9 ============

#include <stdio.h>
#include <ft2build.h>
#include FT_FREETYPE_H
< 9)))
#error "Need FreeType 2.0.9 or newer"
int main(void) {
     FT_Library library;
     FT_Int major=-1,minor=-1,patch=-1;
     int err=FT_Init_FreeType(&library);
         printf("Couldn't initialize freetype2 lib, err code: %d 
     FT_Library_Version(library,&major,&minor,&patch); // in v2.1.0+  
only :(((
     printf("freetype2  header version: %d.%d.%d  library version: %d. 
         (int)major,(int)minor,(int)patch );
     if(major!=FREETYPE_MAJOR || minor!=FREETYPE_MINOR){
         printf("Library and header version mismatch! Fix it in your  
     return 0;

cc -Wall -Wno-switch -Wpointer-arith -Wredundant-decls -O4 - 
march=pentium-m -mtune=pentium-m -pipe -ffast-math -fomit-frame- 
pointer  -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/X11/include   -L/usr/local/lib  - 
liconv -lncurses -framework Carbon -framework QuickTime -framework  
CoreAudio -framework AudioUnit -framework AudioToolbox -framework  
Cocoa -framework QuartzCore -framework OpenGL -framework IOKit - 
framework IOKit  -framework OpenAL  -o /var/folders/By/ 
ByG2mfzgHq4dWbllUdu3PU+++TI/-Tmp-//mplayer-conf-27437-30265 /var/ 
conf-24597-30265.c -I/usr/X11/include/freetype2 -I/usr/X11/include -L/ 
usr/X11/lib -lfreetype -lz -Wl,-framework,CoreServices,- 
ld: cycle in dylib re-exports with /usr/X11/lib/libGL.dylib
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Result is: no

The interesting thing is all the tests to find the X11 SDK also fails  
similarly (it finds the X11 headers fine) with this error message and  
"ld: library not found for -lXext". I can post that part of the  
configure.log as well if people wish.

Any help is greatly appreciated,

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