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

Alexander Larsson alexander.larsson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 07:28:42 GMT 2019

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 9:02 PM Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> Akira TAGOH <akira at tagoh.org> writes:
> Do we need to process the 'salt' elements and 'remap-dir' elements in
> order and remap old salt elements as remap-dir elements get loaded? That
> also seems fragile to me.
> Perhaps some command that the flatpak could run to generate host salt
> values so that it could remap them into new salt elements using the
> mapped paths?
> Alternatively, we could just assume that only flatpak will use the salt
> mechanism and leave this for a future enhancement?

I think in practice salt on the host-side of something like this will
only be there if we're using multiple levels of containers, which all
pass down the outermost fonts. I don't think this is going to be very
common at all, so maybe just ignoring it for now is fine?

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