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

Alexander Larsson alexander.larsson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 11:55:21 GMT 2019

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:20 PM Akira TAGOH <akira at tagoh.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 7:54 PM Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> > I think we might bike-shed on the names here a bit -- 'real-path' is
> > pretty ambiguous as both paths are 'real', one is just the file system
> > path and the other is the cache path. I like using the file system path
> > as the contents of the element and the cache path as the property, but
> > perhaps the property name could be 'cache-path' instead?
> Hmm, that looks not intuitive to me. in fact both are also a font
> path. "cache path" are the sort of /var/cache/fontconfig or so. how
> about "host-path"? although one can see it is remapping a path to
> somewhere but still missing how this actually works in fontconfig.
> i.e. to determine a cache filename to read.

I agree that cache path is wrong as we have something else by that name.

host-path kinda hardcodes the sandbox case for rewriting though. Maybe

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