freetype-config man page

freetype-config — Get information about a libfreetype installation

Synopsis

freetype-config [options]

Description

freetype-config returns information needed for compiling and linking programs with the FreeType library, such as linker flags and compilation 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 wrapper for pkg-config.

This program is part of the FreeType package.

Options

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 program invocation.

--prefix

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

--exec-prefix

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

--ftversion

Return the FreeType version number, directly derived from file `freetype.h'.

--version

Return the `libtool version' of the FreeType library.

--libtool

Return the library name for linking with libtool.

--libs

Return compiler flags for linking with the installed FreeType library.

--cflags

Return compiler flags for compiling against the installed FreeType library.

--static

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.

--prefix=PREFIX

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

--exec-prefix=EPREFIX

Override --exec-prefix value with EPREFIX.

Bugs

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-config(1) interface instead, which is able to correctly resolve all dependencies.

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.

Author

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

Info

May 2017 FreeType 2.8