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Re: [PATCH 2/3] profiles: Add fonts-dir-file hook.

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] profiles: Add fonts-dir-file hook.
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 22:41:38 +0300
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Ludovic Courtès (2016-07-05 17:31 +0300) wrote:

> Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
>> This hook generates "fonts.dir" only for "share/fonts/truetype"
>> directory.  Directories with X fonts are not touched, because all
>> sub-directories of "share/fonts/X11" already contain "fonts.dir" files
>> (font-adobe75dpi, font-misc-misc and other X font packages install
>> "fonts.dir").
>> 'font-alias' package does not contain fonts.dir file because it doesn't
>> make sense: this package does not provide any font.  It just installs
>> "fonts.alias" files inside "share/fonts/X11/{75dpi,100dpi,cyrillic,misc}"
>> directories.  Eric made this commit for one particular case: to make it
>> possible to use font aliases in the default X server configuration
>> ('xorg-configuration-file' in (gnu services xorg) module).
>> Just to mention, I think we shouldn't modify 'font-alias' package as it
>> leads to a bug <>, and should do some other
>> workaround.  I have 2 ideas (not sure if they make any sense):
>> 1) To add a special package (font-alias-with-fonts.dir) that will be used
>> in 'xorg-configuration-file'.
>> 2) To do 'union-build' on packages with X fonts and aliases and to use it
>> in the X config.  With this, we can revert that Eric's commit, and
>> everything should just work (I mean the X config will work and the bug
>> will be fixed).
> Could you discuss it with address@hidden and Cc: Eric?  I’m not
> sure I’m competent enough to comment, so I’d rather let you and Eric
> figure out what needs to be done.  :-)

OK, I think I should try to make a patch at first to show what I mean.


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