Bug#909728: fontconfig: Spams console with message Unable to revert mtime: /usr/local/share/fonts

Matijs van Zuijlen matijs at matijs.net
Thu Sep 27 11:21:56 BST 2018

Package: fontconfig
Version: 2.13.1-1
Severity: normal

Dear maintainer,

Fontconfig has started spamming the console with messages about not
being able to revert mtime:

    Unable to revert mtime: /usr/local/share/fonts

For example, this happens when I start gvim from one of my gnome
terminal windows.

I believe the message originates from the following line in fontconfig's
source code:


Kind Regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_IE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages fontconfig depends on:
ii  fontconfig-config  2.13.1-1
ii  libc6              2.27-6
ii  libfontconfig1     2.13.1-1
ii  libfreetype6       2.8.1-2

fontconfig recommends no packages.

fontconfig suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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