Bug#895614: the fontconfig error comes almost everywhere.

Peter Nowee peter at peternowee.com
Sat Sep 1 10:18:01 BST 2018


I'm not sure if you are seeing the same problem as the original poster 
of this bug report, but I had the same problem you describe: The error 
`Fontconfig error: failed reading config file` appearing exactly 5 
times. I could reproduce it by running `fc-cache`.

Through the links below, I found it was caused by Debian bugs #854166 
and #866052, related to 5 packages: fonts-beng-extra, fonts-deva-extra, 
fonts-gujr-extra, fonts-guru-extra and fonts-orya-extra. (In my case, 
these fonts got installed as dependencies of tuxtype.)

After manually reorganizing /etc/fonts/conf.avail/ to match the goal 
described in #866052, the error messages disappeared.


- https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/454130/how-to-fix-fontconfig-error-failed-reading-config-file
- https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106497
- https://bugs.debian.org/854166
- https://bugs.debian.org/866052

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