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Bug#134968: xfonts-base-transcoded: Please, call "xset fp rehash" in postinst of all fonts packages

On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 08:24:24PM +0200, Kastytis Laurinaitis wrote:
> Package: xfonts-base-transcoded
> Version: 4.2.1-12.1
> Severity: normal
> Followup-For: Bug #134968
> Hi,
> It's very unfriendly for users if fonts are not available in system after installing,

They are available, just not to X servers or font servers that are
running at that instant.

> Please, call "xset fp rehash" in postinst of all fonts packages

That wouldn't solve the problem -- it will only work for people who have
the $DISPLAY variable set in the shell environment in which the dpkg
maintainer scripts are executing, which will usually not be the case
(and shouldn't be if the local adminstrator gives a hoot about

In any case, it won't do a thing for users of other X server processes
running on the box, or people getting font services from font servers
running on this box.

For all of the above reasons, I will not be honoring this request.

G. Branden Robinson                |     Good judgement comes from
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     experience; experience comes from
branden@debian.org                 |     bad judgement.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Fred Brooks

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