Clemens Lang | 1 Dec 01:38 2013

Re: Bug#731015: Header files in new location break third-party projects

On Sun, Dec 01, 2013 at 01:03:55AM +0100, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>  Old: /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/*.h (2.4.9 and before)
>  New: /usr/include/freetype2/*.h
> Please work around this by placing im freetype symlink into /usr/include/freetype2 pointing to ../ (or
restore the former installation path for 2.5.x-y).

Note that freetype isn't to blame here – including the freetype headers
in the way that was removed from freetype 2.5.1 has been deprecated for
a long time.

From the freetype CHANGES file:
 CHANGES BETWEEN 2.5 and 2.5.1
    - The header  file layout  has been changed.   After installation,
      all files are now located in `<prefix>/include/freetype2'.

      Applications  that  use   (a)  `freetype-config'  or  FreeType's
      `pkg-config' file to get the include directory for the compiler,
      and (b) the documented way for header inclusion like

        #include <ft2build.h>
        #include FT_FREETYPE_H

      don't need any change to the source code.

The projects that are broken now should rather fix their code to
correctly include the freetype headers using

 #include <ft2build.h>
 #include FT_FREETYPE_H

For reference, see the same bug in MacPorts:


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