Bug 169714 - RFE - scan directory for configuration files
RFE - scan directory for configuration files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Carl Worth
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Reported: 2005-10-01 17:35 EDT by Michael A. Peters
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-19 09:25:21 EST
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Description Michael A. Peters 2005-10-01 17:35:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
In the /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file - there are a lot of settings specific to particular fonts. If one needs to set similar settings to other fonts globally for the system, they must go into /etc/fonts/local.conf - but it would be better if there could be a directory where individual configuration files for fonts could be placed.

That would allow an individual font family rpm to own a configuration file for how that font is to be handled, which would make it easy for the rpm maintainer to keep that uptodate if changes need to made.

Currently, the only available mechanism is to have the font rpm modify /etc/fonts/local.conf but that is not acceptable since that file should be maintained by the system administrator to contain settings that take precedence over the default settings.

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This RFE might need to be dealt with upstream instead of here.
Comment 1 Michael A. Peters 2005-10-06 07:51:31 EDT
Looks like this has already been in upstream for next version

Comment 2 Michael A. Peters 2005-12-19 09:25:21 EST
This is in rawhide.

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