[Pkg-fonts-devel] New conf.avail path causes a minor bug on many fonts packages.

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 17:17:38 UTC 2013

BubuXP <bubuxp at gmail.com> writes:

> maybe I send a void message before this, excuse me.
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18470
> Looks like the Fedora fonts maintainers requested that change. A
> violation of Filesystem Hierarchy Standard sounds pretty bad :)

I just went through the thread and it looks like one idea was
/usr/share is read only and Fedora folks doesn't wanted to make people go
and edit fontconfig shipped files, but this might not be the case
always. In any case that was upstream decision.

Now coming to the font part, I just wonder where fonts need to drop
their fontconfig conf files. Fonts can directly drop the config files
into /etc/fonts/conf.d or they can also drop it in
/usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail and symlink it. I'm not sure which will
be saner approach. Pabs any suggestions from your side..?

Vasudev Kamath
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