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Version: 2.6

FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts.

Get the Code

Switch to /usr/local/src and download the source package.

cd /usr/local/src
curl --remote-name --location

Extract the archive and move into the folder.

tar -xzvf freetype-VERSION.tar.gz
cd freetype-VERSION

Compile and Install

Configure, compile and install into /usr/local/freetype-VERSION.

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/freetype-VERSION
make install

Create a symbolic link that points /usr/local/freetype to /usr/local/freetype-VERSION.

ln -s freetype-VERSION /usr/local/freetype