[Fontconfig] fontconfig configuration file
Thomas De Schampheleire
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Sat Jul 23 08:16:53 EST 2005
Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jul 2005, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
>>> That makes me think that you have multiple libfontconfig installed --
>>> some using non-existent config.
>> I did a locate and there is only one libfontconfig on my system.
> locate doesn't tell you what is currently on your system -- unless you
> rebuild the locate database immediately before running locate.
I did a rebuild of the db.
>>> strings /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so | egrep "/.*(conf|font)"
>>> Or wherever your libfontconfig is at.
>>> That worked for me on two systems to show where my configuration
>>> directory was at.
>> It returns
>> there is a config file in /etc/fonts, but not in /usr/share/fonts,
>> that directory doesn't exist.
>> what to do now?
> Use strace -f to follow all children. (Be sure to capture stderr.) And
> then search through the tens of thousands of lines for what triggered
> the error.
When I do that I get a fatal error that X cannot copy its old log file
to .old... I don't know why, but it really is the -f switch that causes
> Jeremy C. Reed
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