[Fontconfig] pre-creating font caches in a different tree

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Tue Oct 4 19:36:08 PDT 2011

On 10/04/11 14:45, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> i'd like to run fc-cache against a different tree than "/".  a lot of utils 
> have a "--root" flag for this sort of thing.  this is useful for distros which 
> are preparing packages for installation.  it avoids having to run fc-cache on 
> every system that deploys the fonts.
> so if i ran `fc-cache -s --root /a/b/c`, it would look at /a/b/c/etc/fonts/ 
> instead of /etc/fonts/.  then every dir that those config files said to use 
> would transparently be prefixed with /a/b/c.  so if my config said 
> <dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir> and <cachedir>/var/cache/fontconfig</cachedir>, it 
> would instead scan /a/b/c/usr/share/fonts and store the cache in 
> /a/b/c/var/cache/fontconfig.
> how hard do people envision this being ?

Why can't you just do "chroot /a/b/c fc-cache -s"?


> -mike

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