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FS#58612 - [xorg-server] Missing fonts in the default FontPath

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by kinodont (kinodont) - Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 07:50 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 19:48 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


As of X Server 1.20, the default font path is explicitly set to '/usr/share/fonts', whereas previously it was set automatically by the build system.
I suspect this configuration option was meant to set the fontrootdir that is now taken from the configuration variable in '/usr/lib/pkgconfig/fontutil.pc'.

Removing the '-D default_font_path=/usr/share/fonts' was enough to leave the font path autoconfigured by Meson.

Additional info:
xorg-server 1.20.0-1
xorg-font-util 1.3.1-1
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 19:48 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 15:43 GMT
Please try 1-20-0-2 in testing repo.
Comment by kinodont (kinodont) - Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 16:02 GMT
Thank you, the font paths are now listed in Xorg.0.log. Also, xterm and xlockmore can now find their default fonts.
Looks ok to me.