[Fontconfig] 32bit vs 64bit cache files

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Tue Nov 9 14:50:22 PST 2010

Your fontconfig version is so old and unsupported.  In 2.4 and on, we use
separate files for different architectures.


On 11/09/10 03:18, Per Olesen wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a quick question on /var/cache/fontconfig cache files for 32bit and 64bit architectures.
> I am running wine on a 64bit SLES10 SP3 with both fontconfig and fontconfig32 libs installed. If I rebuild the (64bit?) cache doing "fc-cache --force", wine will be painfully slow to start. It looks like it takes ages to read font files. My guess is, that it can't handle the 64bit cache files. If I then do a "fc-cache32" run, wine starts quickly again.
> Can the 64bit and 32bit cache files live alongside eachother? When forcing a 64bit cache rebuild, it effectively halves the file sizes. Doing a 32bit rebuild enlarges the cache files again.
> These are the specific versions of fontconfig I have installed:
> fontconfig-devel-2.3.94-18.23.16
> fontconfig-devel-32bit-2.3.94-18.23.16
> fontconfig-2.3.94-18.23.16
> fontconfig-32bit-2.3.94-18.23.16
> Regards, Per
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