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Version: 2.5.3

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 --without-png
make install

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

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

Temporary Fix

The folder structure has changed recently for include files and is causing problems when compiling certain packages (namely PHP). To fix the problem, create this symbolic link.

ln -s /usr/local/freetype/include/freetype2 /usr/local/freetype/include/freetype2/freetype