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Re: Missing fonts issue with GNU Icecat

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Missing fonts issue with GNU Icecat
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:51:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 14:43:23 +0100, Daniel Gerber wrote:
> 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"
> ```

Thanks for sharing.  I can confirm that setting only XDG_DATA_DIRS works
in a container to solve the font issue.  Setting XDG_DATA_HOME works as

I don't need to set GIO_EXTRA_MODULES in order to get it to work (I
don't even have that directory on in my profile).

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
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