[Bug 29341] Make some fontconfig paths configurable

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Tue Dec 28 09:42:41 UTC 2010


--- Comment #7 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> 2010-12-28 01:42:40 PST ---
(In reply to comment #6)

> What's the required features you want to see?  Being able to move templates to
> /usr/share is one.  What else?  Do you want other packages to be able to query
> the conf.d dir?

I want to :

1. move the schema files to /usr/share/xml to be able to register them in the
system catalog files cleanly so xml tools just as xmllint just work

2. move the detached configuration snippets somewhere in /usr/share/fontconfig
to make clear they should not be modified by users

3. reserve a subdirectory in /usr/share/fontconfig where Fedora and other
distributions can drop their own configuration templates 
(such as the ones in

4. have a specific place in /etc where active configuration files can be
dropped or symlinked to

5. have 2. 3. 4. locations configurable at ./configure time so Fedora can pass
its locations to fontconfig nad be sure font packages and fontconfig agree
where files are (basically, we define font-related locations in
http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=fontpackages.git;a=blob_plain and have all
font-related packages use those variable to decide where they put stuff)

6. be able to invoque fontconfig utilities such as fc-scan with a directory
containing additionnal configuration files (or be able to pass a list of
absolute paths of additionnal configuration files), to ask questions such as
"what would be the font name associated with this ttf file if you consider the
system font configuration and those configuration files I intend to install
with the ttf file?

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