Bug#864082: [Fontconfig] Next steps for a reproducible Fontconfig?

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Wed Jan 9 07:31:13 GMT 2019

Thank you for reminding and sorry for late response on this. I was on
long holidays.

On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 9:29 PM Chris Lamb <chris at chris-lamb.co.uk> wrote:
> Since then, I don't believe there has been any review of this
> branch both in the sense of the code itself but also in terms of
> the architectural changes that it implies. I might be able to help
> on the former front but without knowing the "lore" of Fontconfig I
> simply cannot comment on the latter parts.

As of the discussion on the list, Keith's changes doesn't address the
original purpose - allow sharing caches on bind-mounts in flatpaks.
particularly for the case where flatpaks uses same location in
sandbox. this is the reason why it can't be merged into master.
So just reverting the change that removes .uuid file only when a
directory has empty is done in master so far. if you have .uuid file
prior to run fc-cache, your issue could be worked around at this
moment. for more details, you can check what Alex Larsson said on this

> Anyway, I'd love to get this resolved once and for all ideally get
> it into Debian buster which is about to start "freezing" very
> soon.
> What would be the best way for me to help here? Can I entreat Keith
> to merge his branch? I can put some cycles onto this issue if that is
> of some assistance.
> Best wishes,
> --
> Chris Lamb
> chris-lamb.co.uk / @lolamby
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