Bug 17231 - XFree 4.0 Font server
XFree 4.0 Font server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2000-09-04 05:10 EDT by fleury
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-14 12:40:15 EST
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Description fleury 2000-09-04 05:10:20 EDT

This is not a bug, I just submit an enhancement (IMHO).

I tried to use the XFree 4.0 TrueType font module (freetype and/or xtt) and
I extend it to all fonts.

3 steps:

1) I stopped the xfs server 

2) I added :

In the "File" section:
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"

In the "Module" section:
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "speedo"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "bitmap"

3) I copy some true type fonts in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/ and
run "ttmkfdir" in this directory (this software is include in the rpm
package of freetype).

Finally, I restarted the X server.

All seems to work fine. I didn't notice anything wrong for the moment.

To my advice it's an improvement because, we can close the port 7100 and
shutdown one daemon (xfs) or even two (xfstt). Moreover, it is simpler to
configure because you just have to write in one file.

So, adding this feature to RedHat 7.0 could be an improvement.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-24 14:40:24 EST
We use xfs for this intentionally. It's not a security leak because it listens
on only, and xfs handles TrueType fonts just fine if you mention the
directory in /etc/X11/xfs/config.

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