where can i get an install file for both freetype and fontconfig for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

Asked by Gene Gregory


i am a Linux support in our company and someone requested to install a library which is

just want to know where can i download the install file to bypass or with out having to do the
make install


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

what is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy gedit


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daniel CURTIS (anoda) said :

Hi Gene. Maybe you should try to install freetype and fontconfig with APT utility?

,-----[ check for packages ]
| apt-cache show fontconfig
| apt-cache show libfreetype6

I'm not really sure about freetype, but as you can see it is belongs to /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/. Let see

,-----[ check for freetype ]
| $ dpkg -S libfreetype
| libfreetype6 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so.6
| libfreetype6: /usr/share/doc/libfreetype6
| libfreetype6: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so.6.8.0

So you should install e.g. libfreetype6 (apt-get install libfreetype6) and fontconfig (apt-get install fontconfig ) packages. But I'm afraid that libfreetype6 is not what you want, but you could try anyway, right? So please check here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1153268-installing-infinality-freetypefontconfig-in-debian-7/ There is described a method of installation a .deb file.

Best regards.

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daniel CURTIS (anoda) said :

Hi, and one more thing. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop is not supported anymore. This release will no longer receive bug fixes, updated packages or critical security updates. But Ubuntu 10.04 Server is still supported for another two years.

Best regards.

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Gene Gregory (genegregory-deguzman) said :

Hi Daniel and Andrew,

Thank you very much for this info regarding the fontconfig and freetype

what happened was a certain port is closed that is the reason why a normal apt-getupdate is not working

so now i have successfully installed freetype and fontconfig

also want to thank you for the info about the Ubuntu server 10.04 is still supported for another 2 years

Thanks Guys


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daniel CURTIS (anoda) said :

Hi Gene. Congratulations, that you managed to solve this problem. Best regards.