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FS#53280 - [xorg-mkfontdir] Deletes files owned by another package

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by ctxfi-user (ctxfi-user) - Sunday, 12 March 2017, 21:22 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Thursday, 16 March 2017, 19:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


The hook /usr/share/libalpm/scripts/xorg-mkfontdir calls mkfontscale that deletes the following files which are owned by xorg-fonts-encodings:
- /usr/share/fonts/encodings/encodings.dir
- /usr/share/fonts/encodings/large/encodings.dir

Additional info:
* noted with xorg-mkfontdir 1.0.7-7 and xorg-fonts-encodings 1.0.4-4
* show missing files with pacman -Qkq

Steps to reproduce:
Get the hook triggered, for example:
pacman -S xorg-fonts-encodings

Dirty (?) solved using blacklisting:

--- xorg-mkfontdir 2017-03-12 22:06:08.750149116 +0100
+++ /usr/share/libalpm/scripts/xorg-mkfontdir 2017-03-12 22:18:57.210176017 +0100
@@ -2,6 +2,7 @@

sort -r | while read -r d; do
[[ -d $d ]] || continue
+ [[ $d =~ /encodings/.*$ ]] && continue
mkfontscale "$d"
mkfontdir "$d"
find "$d"fonts.{scale,dir} -maxdepth 0 -size -3c -delete
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Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Thursday, 16 March 2017, 19:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  xorg-mkfontdir 1.0.7-8
Comment by ctxfi-user (ctxfi-user) - Sunday, 12 March 2017, 21:26 GMT
Patch attached, more readable...