Re: X11R7 and what this transition means for you
On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 04:49:02PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 06:44:20PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > 6) Finally, in addition to everything else that's moving out of /usr/X11R6/,
> > > packages providing fonts for X should now install to /usr/share/fonts/X11
> > > instead of to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts. The heirarchy is the same as
> > > before, as are the commands to manage fonts; to ensure your font package's
> > > compatibility with the installed Xorg system, you should only need to bump
> > > your dependency on xutils to xutils (>> 1:7.0.0). The plan is that
> > > xorg.conf will support both the old and new paths by default for this
> > > transition.
> > If you're using debhelper's dh_installxfonts to install fonts for you,
> > rather than doing it by hand, you need to explicitly Build-Depends on
> > debhelper (>= 5.0.29), in addition to fixing any references to
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts, or /usr/lib/X11/fonts, in your package.
> Also, if your package uses alias files in /etc/X11/fonts/, it needs to
> move to /etc/X11/fonts/X11R7/, and will need debhelper 5.0.31. 5.0.31
> also passes --x11r7-layout to update-fonts-* commands, which seems to be
> needed to get it to look in the new fonts locations.
There's a bug report open against xfonts-utils to use --x11r7-layout as
default. I'm going to do just that in the next release, so hopefully this
won't be necessary in the long-run.
- David Nusinow