r5718 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome x/installing

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Mon Mar 13 00:36:16 PST 2006


Andrew Benton wrote:
> dj at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>> -/*
>> - * Comment out the following define if you would prefer to install the
>> - * fonts into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts. /usr/share/fonts is in
>> - * fontconfig's default font search path.
>> - */
>> -
>> -#define FontDir /usr/share/fonts
> 
> This is quite an important change. Problems with fonts have caused many
> odd support problems which don't show up until people have installed KDE
> or Firefox or somesuch. Shouldn't this change have been discussed on
> BLFS-Dev?

Andy,
  See http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/1834 for rationale.
We don't want to install bitmap fonts in the fontconfig hierarchy.

  -- Bruce



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