f8 fonts install

Joe Smith jes at martnet.com
Wed Feb 13 21:16:53 UTC 2008

On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:58:23 +0100 peter volsted <pvolsted at image.dk>
> On a rpm-based distribution, why wouldn't you want to use rpms as
> much as possible?

 From the Font-HOWTO (as Frank linked to):

> 6. Create RPMs of Your Fonts
> Do not just throw .ttf files someplace on your system. It makes
> migrations more difficult, and makes a big mess in your computer.
> Package management software like RPM lets you easily install your fonts
> in an organized standard way, manage font upgrades, and make massive
> font distribution a piece of cake.

That seems like total overkill for a small desktop system. What's the 
point? Old dog; old tricks.

I just drop non-distro fonts under /usr/local/share/fonts/... and it's 
done. The fonts are not "making a big mess", and I don't have to futz 
with rpm. I do make rpms of some software that I use, so it's not that 
I'm against it, it just doesn't make sense with fonts for me.

/usr/local is not molested by upgrades, but I keep it on a separate 
partition just because "that's how it's done".

I do have to remember to create /etc/fonts/local.conf:

   <!-- Font directory list -->

which will get removed by a clean install.


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