[Fontconfig] how to read config file from current dir (relative to a binary using the lib)

Helmut Tessarek ml at evermeet.cx
Sun Aug 26 16:27:10 PDT 2012

Hi Raimund,

On 26.08.12 17:50 , Raimund Steger wrote:
> No, this must resolve to an absolute path at compile time.

What about these 2 configuration parameters:

                          Use DIR to store the base configuration files
  --with-configdir=DIR    Use DIR to store active configuration files

Do they have to be absolute paths as well?

> But you can set FONTCONFIG_PATH to a non-default configuration root at
> runtime, i. e. FONTCONFIG_PATH=/path/to/binary/cfg.

I don't want to use ENV vars, otherwise I'd have to use a wrapper script to
start the binary.
There are binaries available that search in the same or relative directory for
the font configuration files.

It must be possible somehow.


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