[FWTools] truetype on Linux

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Jun 7 16:40:38 EDT 2008

Richard Greenwood wrote:
> I am playing with FW Tools on Linux. I get an error from mapserv:
> loadlabel(): Unknown identifier. Keyword FOLLOW is not valid without
> TrueType font support and GD version 2.0.29 or higher.
> Both of the Linux systems that I've tried have Freetype and a recent
> GD. (I've built mapserver from source on both systems, and the map
> file generating the error works fine).
> So I am guessing that the FW Tools mapserv is built statically and
> without Truetype/Freetype support, and that it can not see the lib's
> installed on the system. This is not a show stopper for me, but I am
> curious, so if anyone could take a minute and explain it I would
> appreciate it.


FWTools for linux appears to have been built with GD 2.0.35 and freetype
2.3.5 so I'm a bit surprised there are problems.  I could be wrong about
the versions though.

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