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Re: X11R7 and what this transition means for you

Hi all!

Could you please explain me what is the right place where to put .scale

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Eugene Konev wrote:
> This part is broken now. So I ask you please _do not_ yet upload rebuilt
> packages if you use dh_installxfonts. Or you should handle your
> maintainer scripts by hand. The required (as from X11R6) changes are: 
>  * place your *.scale and *.alias files in
>  /etc/X11/fonts/X11R7/<category>/ instead of /etc/X11/fonts/<category>/
>  * call update-fonts-dir (-scale, -alias) with --x11r7-layout (or -7)
>  switch. 

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Joey Hess wrote:
> 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.

So I let the package depend on debhelper >= 5.0.31, but:

I would say that the former (the old location) would make more sense,
since it does not really help to have the additional X11R7 in the
/e/X/f/ hierachy. 

Best wishes


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