Rant about "could not open default font"
vignatti at c3sl.ufpr.br
Mon May 19 23:45:22 PDT 2008
Matthieu Herrb escreveu:
> Yes. The problems described (except for mkfontdir error reporting) are
> problems with the X packages in specific distributions, not a problem of
> the default configuration shipped by X.Org.
> If people ship distributions with missing/corrupted fonts.dir, use
> complicated paths setups with symplings all over the place or change the
> default font path to only include xfs and don't make their X server
> package explicitely depend on xfs, then yes they should fix it.
> The default X.Org setup doen't do such things so there's imho no need to
> embed the default font there.
People who ship Xorg in distributions tend to be wiser than people who
just give a try on Xorg for fun. I presume that those who are packing
can easily set a --disable-builtin-font while the others cannot.
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