[php-maint] Bug#892452: php7.0: Please use 'pkg-config' to find FreeType 2

hugh.mcmaster at outlook.com hugh.mcmaster at outlook.com
Thu Mar 8 11:52:29 UTC 2018

Source: php7.0
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

The next release of libfreetype6-dev will *not* ship
`freetype-config', as the script has now been deprecated in favour of

This is an upstream change:

"Use of the `freetype-config' script to get compilation and

linking options is deprecated since it doesn't support

cross-compiling, among other deficiencies. Instead, you should

use the `pkg-config' interface." [1]

Please use `pkg-config' to detect the FreeType 2 headers and
libraries in php7.0.

If this bug is not resolved prior to the release of FreeType 2.9.1,
your package may FTBFS.

Thank you


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