ID: 12065
Updated by: wez
Old Summary: "libgd was not built with TrueType font support" problem
Old Status: 
Status: Open
Bug Type: GD related
Operating System: FreeBSD 4.3
PHP Version: 4.0.6
Old Assigned To: 
Assigned To: wez
New Comment:

It's a GD 1.8.4 problem:
It has both ttf and freetype support in different files; you built it with freetype 
support, and PHP expects it to use TTF functions, which GD reports are not there.
This problem is not present in GD 2.0.1; the TTF functions call the FT functions 
I'll work up a patch for this case, so that PHP can try and stay ahead.

Previous Comments:

[2001-07-13 13:31:10] [EMAIL PROTECTED]


No Way...

That's not the case.

And I have the same error on :
2 FreeBSD 4.3 box
1 linux 2.4.6 box

I say when you compile PHP 4.0.4/4.0.5/4.0.6 as a DSO module, truetype font support is 


[2001-07-13 03:02:32] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

The only thing that I can think of is that you have and older version of or 
libgd.a hanging around that is mistakenly being linked in instead of the one you were 
expecting, and that configure found.

Please look around your system to see if that is the case; I would recommend moving 
the duplicates to some not in the lib path temporarily while compiling PHP and see if 
you still have the same problem.



[2001-07-12 19:35:42] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

oops... I had to reply here... sorry.


True, for GD I always have this in the Makefile :
LIBS=-lgd -lpng -lz -ljpeg -lfreetype -lm

Can you successfully run the GD test programs that work with TTF/Freetype? (if there 
are any).

I modified gdtestft.c to load the arial font instead of the "times" one by default.

Another proof of GD having freetype compiled with it is the phpinfo() result :

FreeType Support enabled 
FreeType Linkage with freetype 
(with freetype 2)

FreeType Support enabled 
FreeType Linkage with TTF library
(with freetype 1)

If phpinfo() says it's ok and then the function says it's bugged... then I say 
something is wrong.


[2001-07-12 18:44:38] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Try this short program:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include "gd.h"

main (int argc, char **argv)
  gdImagePtr im;

  im = gdImageCreate(100,100);
  printf("TTF returns %s\n",
    gdImageStringTTF(im, NULL, 1, "dummy.ttf",
      12, 0, 0, 0, "test"));
  gdImageDestroy (im);
  return 0;

Then do:
gcc gdttf.c -lgd -ljpeg -lpng -lfreetype -lm

Try -lttf instead of -lfreetype, depending on which you have installed.

If you still get the "libgd was not built with TrueType font support", then you 
haven't build gd with TrueType font support.

If you get any other error, then something screwy is going on.



[2001-07-12 18:28:47] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Are you really, really sure that GD is linked with freetype support??

"By default GD doesn't compile without freetype installed"
That statement is not correct in any of the GD sources that I have seen; you need to 
explicitly enable TTF/Freetype support in the makefiles.

Can you successfully run the GD test programs that work with TTF/Freetype? (if there 
are any).



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