use debug && append-flags -DFT_DEBUG_LEVEL_TRACE
The above compile-time flag enables run-time tracing through environment variables, e.g. export FT2_DEBUG="any:2 memory:5 io:4" in a bash terminal, in and freetype2 will show a great deal of debug information in the term, which can often be useful.
Please consider this addition.
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why only trace and not the other flags ?
Unfortunately, I reported this bug so long ago (1 year and 4 months) that I can't even remember the circumstances surrounding my need to use freetype in a debug or trace mode.
i'm going to close this bug. if anyone does have a need for this, feel free to speak up.
Not only is the freetype issue ancient history, I think Gentoo has deprecated
the 'debug' USE flag anyway.