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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] profiles: Add fonts-dir-file hook.
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:09:02 +0200
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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?

I think so!


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