Font issues in F21

Hans de Goede hdegoede at
Fri Oct 31 08:54:14 UTC 2014


On 10/30/2014 11:01 PM, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> As a fix for this:
> The following symbolic link was added to xorg-x11-font-utils:
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 12 Aug 18 23:08 /usr/share/fonts/X11 -> ../X11/fonts
> This causes fontconfig to search the full X11 hierarchy whereas before it only
> searched the Type1 and TTF subdirs.
> This "fix" has triggered:
> and I suspect other issues will crop up as well.
> Can some font experts weigh in on how to properly solve the first issue
> without triggering the second?

The first issue can be fixed by patching luit to search under /usr/share/X11/fonts
rather then /usr/share/fonts/X11, my thinking behind adding the symlink was that
their will likely be other apps with the same problem as luit. So I asked my
fellow graphics team members about why we were using /usr/share/X11/fonts instead
of /usr/share/fonts/X11 in the first place, and there did not seem be a special
reason, so I added the symlink.

Since the symlink is clearly causing issues I'll do an update removing the symlink
and another update fixing luit, and push them as one update in bodhi, which should
resolve both issues. As said their will likely be more cases of the "luit" problem
hiding elsewhere, but since the symlink is causing issues, we will need to fix those
on a case by case basis.



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