XWin won't start because of missing cygfreetype-6.dll

Gerrit P. Haase gp@familiehaase.de
Sun Dec 19 12:07:00 GMT 2004

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 10:20:42PM -0600, Stahlman Family wrote:
>>Can anyone tell me which package contains cygfreetype-6.dll?
> http://cygwin.com/packages/
> Has a package search utility.  You can look for the package there.
>>I have installed the latest version of Xwin, but when I attempt to
>>start XWindows, I get a Windows error telling me that cygfreetype-6.dll
>>can't be found.  I've installed the freetype2 package, and pretty much
>>all X11-related packages, but the only cygfreetype dll that gets
>>downloaded is cygfreetype-9.dll.
> Hmm. Sounds like a dependency problem.

cygfreetype-9.dll is in package:
This is the old version.

cygfreetype-6.dll is in package:
This is the new version.

Though the file dates and the version of the dll suggests that it is the
other way round.



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