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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: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:59:17 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Ludovic Courtès (2016-07-05 17:31 +0300) wrote:

> Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Ludovic Courtès (2016-07-02 17:34 +0300) wrote:
>>> Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>> * guix/profiles.scm (fonts-dir-file): New procedure.
>>>> (%default-profile-hooks): Add it.
>>> [...]
>>> A potential problem with this hook is that it pulls mkfontscale and
>>> mkfontdir regardless of whether they are needed; I can’t really think of
>>> a way to avoid it though.
>> Yes, I also don't like it.  We have the same problem with
>> 'info-file-dir' hook: it always pulls texinfo and gzip, but not all
>> profiles include info manuals.
> Yes, but I thought it was OK to make these mandatory dependencies.
> The closure of mkfontscale + mkfontdir is small; it’s slightly annoying
> for someone building from source because you have to build a few X11
> libraries, but it’s not that much either (‘guix graph’ shows just a few
> boxes.)
> So this hook is probably fine, after all.
> What do people think?

Since there were no objections in 2 weeks, I think it's OK to commit
this 'fonts-dir-file' hook, right?


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