[Fontconfig] Home fonts config file deprecation

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Sun Dec 2 16:09:45 PST 2012


Walter Alejandro Iglesias wrote:
> Hello,
> It's my first and my last post here because I've joined to the
> mailing list just to share my opinion about the following.
> Today in a ubuntu system I've noticed the ~/.fonts.conf
> *deprecated* message.
> See, I have a bunch of config files in my home directory that I
> save to tar.gz every day.  Some of them are:

This is because of a fix for bug 20411: 

Incidentally, the reporter of this bug justified it for the same reason 
that you now regard as a problem (backing up configuration files).

I'm sure you can modify your config backup/distribution script in a way 
that it uses the new location ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf on all the 
machines where a fontconfig version >= 2.10 is installed.

On machines where you have write access to /etc (or use a user-defined 
location for fonts/conf.d) you can also edit 50-user.conf.

See http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.fonts.fontconfig/4269


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