I dunno if this is the appropriate place to report a problem related to the SDL2_ttf. Sorry if it is not.
Here is the issue :
OS : Mac OS X Catalina
Distribution : SDL2_ttf-2.0.15.zip
Reproducibility : apparently always on Mac OS X Catalina, but I cannot be sure.
the SDL2 is compiled from source and installed in /usr/local
Compiling and installing the libfreetype2 sources included in the SDL2_ttf archive runs fine.
libfreetype is then installed in /usr/local
which freetype-config returns /usr/local/bin/free-type-config : OK
freetype-config --prefix returns /usr/local : OK
freetype-config --version returns 22.1.16 : OK
Then, the configure script of SDL2_ttf fails with :
checking for FreeType – version >= 7.0.1… no
configure: WARNING: The FreeType test program failed to run. If your system uses shared libraries and they are installed outside the normal system library path, make sure the variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or whatever is appropriate for your system) is correctly set.
configure: error: *** Unable to find FreeType2 library (http://www.freetype.org/)
- Runing the configure script with
ends up with the same error
As far as my students told me, installing the latest libfreetype ends up with the same error with the configure script
As far I know, but I am not sure, this problem occured on all our student’s Mac equiped with Catalina : it was reported by 7 out of our 200 students
At least once, the problem occurs when another libfreetype lib was previously installed in a non standard directory ($HOME/anaconda3)
I cannot reproduce the issue myself (I am not under Catalina).
We did not have the opportunity to test with the night build of TTF so far
I guess there should be a simple workarround, but I can’t figure it out !