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Re: Missing fonts issue with GNU Icecat

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Missing fonts issue with GNU Icecat
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 18:52:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Ricardo,

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

>> Resolved by applying this advice (which is output when running `guix
>> package -i pango` explicitly, but not when pango is installed as a
>> dependency -- or I missed it):
>> ```
>> The following environment variable definitions may be needed:
>>   export
>> XDG_DATA_DIRS="$HOME/.guix-profile/share${XDG_DATA_DIRS:+:}$XDG_DATA_DIRS"
>>   export
>> GIO_EXTRA_MODULES="$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/gio/modules${GIO_EXTRA_MODULES:+:}$GIO_EXTRA_MODULES"
>> ```
> I’m glad you figured this out.  I wonder if this means that we should
> change the icecat package to set these variables (e.g. by adding a shell
> wrapper).

This is what ‘glib-or-gtk-build-system’ does.  It would be worth trying
to change IceCat to use that build system.


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