[Fontconfig] confused about semantics of $HOME/.fonts.cache-2

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Wed Jan 25 10:10:56 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-25 at 19:04 +0100, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> Le mercredi 25 janvier 2006 à 12:59 -0500, Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> > Can somebody update me about the intended semantics of
> > $HOME/.fonts.cache-2. Why do we need it, when there are caches for
> > all font directories in /var/cache/fontconfig and in $HOME/.fonts ?
> ~/.fonts.cache-2 is supposed to exist only if some informations are
> missing in /var/cache/fontconfig (ie dirty cache) or if some fonts are
> in ~/.fonts (cache should not be in ~/.fonts).

Hmm, I have fonts in ~/.fonts, but I get both ~/.fonts.cache-2 and 
~/.fonts/fonts.cache-2 created.

Also, whats the rationale for "should not be in ~/.fonts") ?


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