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freetype-config (1)


freetype-config - Get information about a libfreetype installation


freetype-config [options]


FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)          General Commands Manual         FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)

       freetype-config - Get information about a libfreetype installation

       freetype-config [options]

       freetype-config  returns  information  needed for compiling and linking
       programs with the FreeType library, such as linker flags  and  compila-
       tion  parameters.   Alternatively,  it can be used to query information
       about the FreeType library version installed on the system, such as the
       installation (directory path) prefix or the FreeType version number.

       If  pkg-config(1) is found in the path, freetype-config acts as a wrap-
       per for pkg-config.

       This program is part of the FreeType package.

       There are two types of options: output/display selection  options,  and
       path override options.

   Output selection options
       Only  one  of the output selection options should be given at each pro-
       gram invocation.

              Return the prefix value of the installed FreeType  library  (the
              default  prefix  will  be `/usr' in most cases for distribution-
              installed packages).

              Return the executable prefix value  of  the  installed  FreeType
              library (will often be the same as the prefix value).

              Return  the  FreeType version number, directly derived from file

              Return the `libtool version' of the FreeType library.

              Return the library name for linking with libtool.

       --libs Return compiler flags for linking with  the  installed  FreeType

              Return  compiler  flags  for  compiling  against  the  installed
              FreeType library.

              Make command line options display flags for static linking.

       --help Show help and exit.

   Path override options
       These affect any selected output option,  except  the  libtool  version
       returned by --version.

              Override --prefix value with PREFIX.  This also sets --exec-pre-
              fix=PREFIX if option --exec-prefix is not explicitly given.

              Override --exec-prefix value with EPREFIX.

       In case the libraries FreeType links to  are  located  in  non-standard
       directories, and pkg-config(1) is not available, the output from option
       --libs might be incomplete.  It is thus recommended to use the pkg-con-
       fig(1) interface instead, which is able to correctly resolve all depen-

       Setting --exec-prefix (either explicitly or  implicitly)  might  return
       incorrect  results  if combined with option --static.  The same problem
       can occur if you set the SYSROOT environment variable.

       This    manual    page    was    contributed    by    Nis     Martensen
       <nis.martensen@web.de>,  with  further  refinements  from  the FreeType

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | system/library/freetype-2 |
       |Stability      | Obsolete                  |

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source      was      downloaded      from       https://download.savan-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.freetype.org/.

FreeType 2.11.1                  December 2021              FREETYPE-CONFIG(1)