This was fixed, and will be in the next pygame release. Thanks again.
https://github.com/pygame/pygame/pull/442


On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 2:36 PM, René Dudfield <ren...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you very much. That's very helpful.
>
> cheers,
>
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Hugh McMaster <hugh.mcmas...@outlook.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi René,
>>
>> Thanks for looking on this bug.
>>
>> On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:19:20 +0200, René Dudfield wrote:
>> > I wonder if you know how portable pkg-config is for this?
>> >
>> > Will using pkg-config work for getting config on older versions of
>> Debian?
>> >
>> > Or will we have to try and use both of the scripts? freetype-config for
>> > older, and pkg-config for newer?
>>
>> pkg-config has been part of Debian-based distros for many years.
>> The current release 0.29-4 is also part of Stretch, with Jessie using
>> 0.28-1.
>>
>> Also, freetype-config has been deprecated for many years, with pkg-config
>> being the preferred method of obtaining CFLAGS and libs for several years
>> now.
>>
>> In fact, freetype-config has been a wrapper for pkg-config since February
>> 2017.
>>
>> FreeType has also had pkg-config support since version 2.1.5 was released
>> in 2003, so
>> pkg-config support is comfortably available everywhere.
>>
>> In addition, freetype-config(1) has recommended developers use pkg-config
>> since March 2014.
>>
>> Hope that helps.
>>
>> Hugh
>
>
>
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