> Actually I want to extract the file pointer from the input stream.
> For this I initially used (FILE*)stream->descriptor.pointer to get
> the pointer but it did not allocate the pointer and gave a
> segmentation fault with fseek.

Don't use FreeType internals outside of the library.  Look into the
FreeType demo file `src/ftcommon.c' for an example of file handling.

> I then did an explicit fopen on the filename later and my code ran
> properly.

This sounds like the right solution.

> Now the problem is that I cannot extract file pointer from the
> stream.

Why do you need it?  What problem do you want to solve?

> Also, if STREAM_FILE is already defined to be used to ease the
> process, then why is it showing undefined symbol?

Again: It is a macro, only *locally* defined (in `ftsystem.c').  If
you use it in another file, the compiler treats it as an undefined


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