[PATCH RESEND2 xserver] Default font path: remove the check for ${sysconfdir}/X11/fontpath.d

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Fri Jan 17 06:54:01 PST 2014

The location ${sysconfdir}/X11/fontpath.d is unknown at configuration time
(only at make time) as evidenced by the configuration output:

    checking for ${prefix}/etc/X11/fontpath.d... no

Unlike font-util for the X fonts, there is no mechanism to query where
fontpath.d is. Fedora have chosen /etc/X11 and others have followed, but this
is not a standard. It might also be installed at another location, it may or may
not be under the xserver installation prefix. We just don't know. Debian does
not use this at all.

Distros are using --with-default-path when they support fontpath.d, so they
never relied on the server default as it never worked.

The patch essentially is a noop, which leaves the door open for anyone who
could potentially provide a reliable implementation of choosing fontpath.d
when applicable.

Signed-off-by: Gaetan Nadon <memsize at videotron.ca>
 configure.ac |   17 +++++++----------
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index a1fcaf0..7b84ab9 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -491,17 +491,14 @@ XORG_FONTSUBDIR(FONTTYPE1DIR, fonttype1dir, Type1)
 XORG_FONTSUBDIR(FONT75DPIDIR, font75dpidir, 75dpi)
 XORG_FONTSUBDIR(FONT100DPIDIR, font100dpidir, 100dpi)
-dnl Uses --default-font-path if set, otherwise checks for /etc/X11/fontpath.d,
-dnl otherwise uses standard subdirectories of FONTROOTDIR. When cross
-dnl compiling, assume default font path uses standard FONTROOTDIR directories.
+dnl Uses --with-default-font-path if set, otherwise uses standard
+dnl subdirectories of FONTROOTDIR. Some distros set the default font path to
+dnl "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d,built-ins"
-if test "$cross_compiling" != yes; then
-	AC_CHECK_FILE([${sysconfdir}/X11/fontpath.d],
-		[DEFAULT_FONT_PATH='catalogue:${sysconfdir}/X11/fontpath.d'],
-		[case $host_os in
-			darwin*) DEFAULT_FONT_PATH="${DEFAULT_FONT_PATH},/Library/Fonts,/System/Library/Fonts" ;;
-		esac])
+case $host_os in
+    darwin*) DEFAULT_FONT_PATH="${DEFAULT_FONT_PATH},/Library/Fonts,/System/Library/Fonts" ;;
 AC_ARG_WITH(default-font-path, AS_HELP_STRING([--with-default-font-path=PATH], [Comma separated list of font dirs]),
 				[ FONTPATH="$withval" ],

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