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Bug #5562 on PlayOnLinux

Fedora 26 : Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. (ABI issue??)

Added by toxicshadow on 2017-08-06 17:00:59 - Comment or update this ticket

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2017-08-06 17:00:59
Description, steps to reproduce:

I think the ABI has chanegd for the FreeType font library.

Fedora 26 now uses "freetype-2.7.1-9". I have confimed that both the i686 and x86_64 versions are installed.

If you start a new wineprefix, install steam and set playonlinux to use the "system" version of wine everything works as expected. If you do the same thing but instead, use playonlinux to install a local version of wine (2.13 [64bit] for example) none of the fonts will show anymore and it will be unable to find the freetype fonts with the following error:

Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.

I have confirmed that this can be reporduced in a virtual machine.

Fedora 26 (64bit)

i7 6700k @ 4.5GHz

16GB ram

GTX1070 (Prop Driver)


Note: I have used playonlinux across many different versions of Fedora and this is the first time I have had an issue so I am pretty confident this is something to do with the latest Freetype fonts.