Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17231
XFree 4.0 Font server
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 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.
1) I stopped the xfs server
2) I added :
In the "File" section:
In the "Module" section:
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.
We use xfs for this intentionally. It's not a security leak because it listens
on 127.0.0.1 only, and xfs handles TrueType fonts just fine if you mention the
directory in /etc/X11/xfs/config.