[Fwd: Font issues (mkfontdir & friends not getting run) with F-8]

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Tue Nov 20 10:25:43 UTC 2007

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mar 20 novembre 2007 10:32, Hans de Goede a écrit :
>>> Obsolete core-protocol fonts are out of my expertise/interest so I
>>> leave that to others.
>> Too bad, as that is the real problem,
> Core fonts are basically under-maintained with few people willing to
> invest the time to make them sort-of work. If you have an interest in
> them you can drive this work on the fonts SIG list because otherwise
> you may wait a long time for someone else to do it.

Isn't the solution for this problem (missing fonts.dir / fonts.scale) as simple 
as adding a single guideline that font packages which add a symlink under 
/etc/X11/fontpath.d MUST ship a pre-generated fonts.dir and fonts.scale, and no 
try to generate these using scriptlets?



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