[Fontconfig] Installed 2.1.94 - dependencies, fails to read win\fonts and local.conf
keithp at keithp.com
Sun Apr 20 02:40:19 EST 2003
Around 19 o'clock on Apr 18, "sean darcy" wrote:
> 1. the fontconfig.spec file should have a Requires for freetype-2.1.4.
I've patched the code to run with earlier versions.
> 2. The present spec file overwrites local.conf. I thought local.conf was
> where we put system-wide stuff that wouldn't be overwritten like
Oops. I've only tested in my environment, can you figure out why this
happened? It should test to see if the file already exists before
installing a new version.
> 3. the local.conf that is put there is odd.
It's supposed to be an example so that people can see how the file is
structured; the included match/edit rule shouldn't be enabled by default.
> fc-cache: ".": skipping, 240 fonts, 0 dirs
> fc-cache: succeeded
> Which appears to mean it skipped all the fonts. I realize some ( maybe
> 10-15) are not truetype, but should it skip them all?
Ah. Misleading comment -- 'skipping' really means that it believes the
fonts.cache-1 file already contains the correct information about all of
> [root at amd1900 Fonts]# fc-cache -v -f /win/ddrive/Winnt/Fonts
> fc-cache: "/win/ddrive/Winnt/Fonts": Segmentation fault
FreeType has a bug that causes this crash when looking at .fon fonts. I've
put a work-around in fontconfig to avoid it.
Thanks for your comments; can you check out the local.conf issue above?
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