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Re: IceCat from Guix all monospaced font – Summary

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: IceCat from Guix all monospaced font – Summary
Date: Sun, 05 May 2019 16:21:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Giovanni Biscuolo <address@hidden> writes:

> HWRoitzsch <address@hidden> writes:
>> So apparently all that was needed after the steps suggested on the
>> mailing list was a restart of my machine or possibly a re-login.
> may it be connected to the evironment?
> I guess you are using Guix System on bare metal or VM, I'm using Guix on
> a foreign distro instead
> sometime installing new software updates $GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile [1]
> adding needed env variables, those variables are usually loaded via
> ~/.profile when using Guix on foreign distro so sometimes I have to
> reload ~/.profile to get an updated environment
> I have not enough experience with a full Guix System: could it be the
> same? this would explain why you had to logout/login for IceCat to use
> the right fonts

This sounds very plausible to me.  My guess is that one of the packages
that Zelphir installed added new environment variable settings that are
needed for IceCat to find its fonts.


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