[Fontconfig] fontconfig.pc variable for configdir (Was Fwd: [ANNOUNCE] X11R7.6 font modules)

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at freedesktop.org
Tue Oct 5 16:59:27 PDT 2010

How would you guys feel about adding a variable to fontconfig.pc that could be queried to find out what confdir was set to?  We build fontconfig with:


and it would be nice if this was used as the default by other packages.

Begin forwarded message:

> Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> A couple thoughts:
>> 1) Shouldn't fontutil.pc be placed in share/pkgconfig rather than lib/pkgconfig
> I don't think we support any endian specific font formats any more (X11R4 or so
> had one), so probably.   It's one of those modules few people think about except
> when a release is pushed.
>> 2) Maybe fontconfig.pc should get a new variable which provides this directory
> Perhaps - something to raise with the fontconfig folks for their next release.
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> 	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System
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