Re: DUH, was: KDE 3.1, sid - TT fonts screwup
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On Saturday 01 Mar 2003 10:38 pm, Robert J. Budzynski wrote:
> Oh, and btw there's something seriously wrong with fontconfig. Running
> fc-cache takes several hundred MB of memory, and getting fontconfig to
> reconfigure successfully required me to shutdown X and setup a temporary
> swap file, otherwise fc-cache died with an out of memory condition (taking
> out random processes in the act). This is simply unacceptable: on another
> box, I saw fc-cache use half a GB at peak, there should at least be a
> warning about this somewhere. You can't just assume that every debian box
> has well over half a GB of virtual memory available.
There was a bug in libfreetype which caused it to screw up reading .gz files.
Its fixed in the cvs, not sure if its been fixed in debian. fc-cache uses
libfreetype to get the characteristics out of each font. I think one of the
problems was that it misread the header and sometimes expected a zero
terminated string which wasn't necessarily there.
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