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Bug#230597: xserver-xfree86: have configure script to check if defoma is installed and add defoma fontpaths if so

Am So, den 01.02.2004 schrieb Friedemann Schorer um 09:53:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.2.1-12.1
> Severity: wishlist
> Debian now supports the usage of TrueType fonts very well

You must be joking ;-)

> and so it
> might be a good thing to have the configure-script checking if defoma
> and/or x-ttcidfont-conf are installed and, if so, add the standard
> defoma FontPath lines to the Files section in /etc/X11/XF86config-4.
> I'd appreciate it, and maybe others too to have TT capability from the
> first start of X on :-)

Agreed. Using defoma shouldn't require manual editing of XF86Config-4.

FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"

In fact, I'd vote for adding those two FontPath lines in any case,
wether x-ttcidfont-conf is installed or not. XF86 will ignore the font
directory when it isn't readable (yes, there's a warning, but that
shouldn't scare anyone).

Users are likely to install x-ttcidfont-conf later on anyway, when they
find out that some classical X apps don't offer all installed TT fonts.
We're saving them at least one step (reconfiguring X or manually editing
XF86Config-4) when the FontPath line is already in place and working.

As an added bonus, one could remove the unfortunate Debconf warning from
x-ttcidfont-conf which tells users how to modify their XF86Config-4. (Or
rather, fails to tell the users. Judging from reports on debian-user,
quite a few don't understand what they're supposed to do.)

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