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

Andrew Benton b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Mar 14 08:05:33 PST 2006

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Thanks for the information. It may be a good idea to add a subset of X 
> fonts (namely, TTF and OTF ones), something like:
> --with-add-fonts="/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/OTF,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF" 

That assumes that X is installed in /usr/X11R6, but xorg-7 could be 
installed to any prefix. Fontconfig has to be configured and installed 
before X. The only way to make this work is to install fonts in some 
standard location for every version of X windows. If we can't use 
/usr/share/fonts as our standard location for fonts, how about something 
like /usr/share/blfs-fonts? We could configure each version of X to 
install its fonts in /usr/share/blfs-fonts and configure Fontconfig with


It's a lot more messy than installing the fonts in /usr/share/fonts.


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