[Image-SIG] compilation include problems (fixed?)

Ron Ross ronross at colba.net
Thu May 13 19:50:17 EDT 2004


Compilation of the Python Imaging Library v. 1.1.4 terminated with the
following error: 

  In file included from _imagingft.c:18:
  /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:20:2: #error "`ft2build.h' hasn't been included yet!"
  /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:21:2: #error "Please always use macros to include FreeType header files."
  /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:22:2: #error "Example:"
  /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:23:2: #error "  #include <ft2build.h>"
  /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:24:2: #error "  #include FT_FREETYPE_H"
  error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

This is on Slackware-current (post-9.1), with Python 2.3 installed and
whatever version of Freetype comes with Xfree86 4.4.0.

Taking the hint from /usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h, in
_imagingft.c of the current PIL distribution I replaced

  #include <freetype/freetype.h>


 #include <ft2build.h>
 #include FT_FREETYPE_H

Compilation was then successful.

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All the best,


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