Issue with Darwine: FreeType

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xav1379, May 25, 2006.

  1. xav1379 macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2006
    London, UK
    Dear All,

    I am experiencing difficulties getting Darwine to run on my MacBook Pro.

    Basically, I am getting the error message below:
    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 visited FreeType's website and downloaded the build for Mac. I read some of the readme files and I got the impression that it would take me more than 5 minutes to install... Has anybody done it? Any advice?

    Will I be able to run Darwine after installing the required version of FreeType.

    Thanks for your help.


  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    I'm having the same problem as you, and would really like some help. So anyone has installed FreeType please respond.
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    i have installed that exact version of freetype from multiple places (the website, darwin ports, fink) and newer versions and no go. :mad:
  4. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005
    I too am having the same problem getting darwine to work properly on my macbook. Firsts i installed fink then tried installing freetype that way which didnt work at all. Next i decided well i should probably install from the source so i nstalled Xcode tools then compiled and installed the latest vesion of freetype. Darwine still cant find it. Imo seems like a lost cause mayby darwine just wont run on the new macs eather because of something apple has done with 10.4.6 or some other issues.
  5. gallafent macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2006
    How to solve ...

    First, install freetype on your machine. E.g. using DarwinPorts:

    $ sudo port install freetype

    Then, make sure that the library can be seen by WINE when it is invoked (this is for the standard DarwinPorts location):

    $ export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/local/lib

    You may also be able to set this path somewhere in the helper application, for programs run that way. Running wine from the shell with this environment variable set will now work, without complaining about missing freetype.

    $ /Applications/Darwine/Wine.bundle/Contents/bin/wine

    [works for me]
  6. studiousstud macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2007
    uhm can't get the macports to work

    I would use the first command you have listed, but when I do it tells me:

    "sudo: port: command not found"

    I'm assuming it's because I have a problem with macports (which supposedly installed without a hitch according to the installer...)

    Any help would be appreciated.
  7. ryandesign macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2007
    You need to not only run the installer package on the disk image but also follow the installation instructions on the web site to set up your PATH correctly.

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