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From: Troy Dack <tad@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] xfree
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 09:47:12
Message-Id: 1054201748.4180.28.camel@carbon.internal.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] xfree by Seemant Kulleen
1 On Thu, 2003-05-29 at 14:12, Seemant Kulleen wrote:
2 > Hi All,
3 >
4 > Well, I've checked in a masked -r3 ebuild for xfree-4.3.0. In it, I
5 > have the fonts moved into /usr/share/fonts. I would like this to
6 > undergo testing, and also I would like some opinions/feedback on this
7 > move. Just to catch everyone up: I'll be moving the fonts packages in
8 > portage all to media-fonts categories, and make them install into
9 > /usr/share/fonts instead.
10 >
11 > Additionally, the roadmap for -r3 is to remove ALL font building from
12 > xfree entirely and shove them into separate packages. The two possible
13 > exceptions will be 75dpi and 100dpi fonts, but even those might move and
14 > become PDEPENDs.
15 >
16 > As such, the current -r3 in portage is just part way there.
17 >
18 > I am very interested in opinions before I proceed along this path.
19 >
21 Any chance of an optional postinst/pkgconfig to move fonts from
22 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ to /usr/share/fonts and rebuild
23 fonts.{dir,scale,cache*}/encodings.dir entries?
25 How is this likely to impact on things like the KDE and it's Font
26 Installer? It currently picks /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts as being the base
27 for fonts (I guess a nasty symlink could be used as a worst case fix).
29 --
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