[Fontconfig] Status about fontconfig CVS regarding cache handling

Frederic Crozat fcrozat at mandriva.com
Thu Feb 9 09:08:58 PST 2006

Le jeudi 09 février 2006 à 11:23 -0500, Patrick Lam a écrit :
> Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > Le mardi 07 février 2006 à 16:12 -0500, Patrick Lam a écrit :
> > 
> >>Frederic Crozat wrote:
> >>
> >>>I can confirm fontconfig erases bad global cache files.
> >>>
> >>>But I found a way to cause fontconfig to never update cache correctly
> >>>with the following test case :
> >>>-clean your cache completely : rm -f /var/cache/fontconfig/*
> >>>-run fc-cache -v to get a consistent cache
> >>>-put the attached old fonts.cache-2 (before cache was moved
> >>>to /var/cache/fontconfig) in /usr/share/fonts/ttf/big5
> >>>-run fc-cache -v => cache is updated for this directory
> >>>-run fc-cache -v again => cache is updated AGAIN for this directory and
> >>>is growing (check in /var/cache/fontconfig..)
> >>>-remove fonts.cache-2 from the directory
> >>>-run fc-cache -v several time : each time, cache is updated and grow.
> >>>
> >>>I've attached the file to put in big5 directory as well as the broken
> >>>cache which is generated in /var/cache/fontconfig and the good one.
> >>>
> >>>This problem is not visible when using non-root applications because
> >>>missing cache will be stored in ~/.fonts.cache-2 and won't get updated.
> I've reproduced, and I think I've fixed, this problem in CVS.  Please
> confirm.

Cache always growing problem is fixed.

But old fonts.cache-2 file in the file system (not
in /var/cache/fontconfig) is not removed when running fc-cache and
running fc-cache several times still update cache
in /var/cache/fontconfig.

Frederic Crozat <fcrozat at mandriva.com>

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