Installation of 5.34.18 on ubuntu 14.04 crashing

Dear all,

I am trying to install root 5.34.18 on the latest ubuntu 14.04.

I downloaded the tar.gz file, then unzipeed using

gzip -dc root_v5.34.18.source.tar.gz | tar -xf -

I sudo apt-get install all the necessary packages,

cd root

where the configure correctly found the correct architecture

~/root$ ./configure
Checking for source directory … /home/hjansen/root
Configuring for linuxx8664gcc


After issuing

make -j 4

and a bit of compilation, I get

gcc -m64 -O3 -DNO_DEBUG_OUTPUT -fPIC -I/usr/include/freetype2 -c asimage.c -o asimage.o
gcc -m64 -O3 -DNO_DEBUG_OUTPUT -fPIC -I/usr/include/freetype2 -c ascmap.c -o ascmap.o
gcc -m64 -O3 -DNO_DEBUG_OUTPUT -fPIC -I/usr/include/freetype2 -c asfont.c -o asfont.o
asfont.c:67:33: fatal error: freetype/freetype.h: No such file or directory

include <freetype/freetype.h>


compilation terminated.
make[1]: *** [asfont.o] Error 1

Any thoughts on this?


sry, found the answer in the forum now.

Nice! Could you point to the forum post which helps you; it could be useful if other people encounter the same problem. Thanks you.

I think he was referring to this post:
[url]Bug report forum?

I had the same problem and solved it by making a link (as suggested in the link above):