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

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 04:47:47 UTC 2013

Hi Paul and Other fonts, guy

Vasudev Kamath <kamathvasudev at gmail.com> writes:

> 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..?

Any updates on this? How do we handle this situation?

Best Regards
Vasudev Kamath
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