Changing default path to install fonts?

Julien Cristau jcristau at
Tue Oct 6 11:31:55 PDT 2009

On Tue, Oct  6, 2009 at 11:08:37 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:

> Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> > +	fontdir="${libdir}/X11/fonts/$1"
> As long as I'm preparing for a mass font module update, should
> this default path become ${datadir}/X11/fonts instead?
> It looks like Fedora & Ubuntu install under /usr/share/X11/fonts.
> says they're using /usr/share/fonts/X11.
> Gentoo appears to use /usr/share/fonts (without the X11).
Pretty sure Ubuntu uses /usr/share/fonts/X11 as well, they rebuild most
of the Debian packages with no source changes.  It looks like dapper
(6.06) used X11/fonts, but IIRC the path was changed when modular X made
it into Debian.

In any case, +1 from me for using ${datadir} instead of ${libdir} for


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