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Bug#219854: xutils: mkfontdir kills fonts.dir and leaves only one "0" there behind#

retitle 219854 xutils: [mkfontdir] doesn't recognize TrueType fonts
severity 219854 normal
tag 219854 = upstream

On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 08:42:56PM +0100, Viktor Ufelmann wrote:
> Package: xutils
> Version: 4.3.0-0pre1v4
> Severity: important
> Tags: experimental sid
> Hello,
> I have a problem with the mkfontdir utility. It just wipes the contents
> of the fonts.dir file and inserts a 0 instead. I used mkttfdir now and
> it scans the directory correctly and inserts the detected font data into
> fonts.dir. The problem occured in Sid first so I upgraded to xutils in
> experimental, but this just does the same thing. Following are the contents of
> that directory:

I am downgrading the severity of this bug but not closing it.

My justification is that you should file bugs against any package that
install fonts into /usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/TrueType and attempts to use
mkfontdir.  The package(s) should be using mkttfdir instead.

You can use "dpkg -S usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/TrueType" to identify the
packages that install files into that directory.

The files /var/lib/dpkg/info/PACKAGE.postinst should indicate what
program is being used to update the font directory data.

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