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       freetype-config - Get information about a libfreetype installation


       freetype-config [options]


       freetype-config  returns  information  needed  for compiling and linking programs with the
       FreeType library, such as linker flags and compilation parameters.  Alternatively, it  can
       be  used  to query information about the FreeType library version installed on the system,
       such as the installation (directory path) prefix or the FreeType version number.

       If pkg-config(1) is found in the path, freetype-config acts as a wrapper for pkg-config.

       This program is part of the FreeType package.


       There are two types of  options:  output/display  selection  options,  and  path  override

   Output selection options
       Only one of the output selection options should be given at each program invocation.

              Return  the prefix value of the installed FreeType library (the default prefix will
              be `/usr' in most cases for distribution-installed packages).

              Return the executable prefix value of the installed FreeType library (will often be
              the same as the prefix value).

              Return the FreeType version number, directly derived from file `freetype.h'.

              Return the `libtool version' of the FreeType library.

              Return the library name for linking with libtool.

       --libs Return compiler flags for linking with the installed FreeType library.

              Return compiler flags for compiling against the installed FreeType library.

              Make command line options display flags for static linking.

       --help Show help and exit.

   Path override options
       These affect any selected output option, except the libtool version returned by --version.

              Override --prefix value with PREFIX.  This also sets --exec-prefix=PREFIX if option
              --exec-prefix is not explicitly given.

              Override --exec-prefix value with EPREFIX.


       In case the libraries FreeType links to are located in non-standard directories, and  pkg-
       config(1) is not available, the output from option --libs might be incomplete.  It is thus
       recommended to use the pkg-config(1) interface instead, which is able to correctly resolve
       all dependencies.

       Setting  --exec-prefix (either explicitly or implicitly) might return incorrect results if
       combined with option --static.  The  same  problem  can  occur  if  you  set  the  SYSROOT
       environment variable.


       This  manual  page  was  contributed by Nis Martensen <>, with further
       refinements from the FreeType team.