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Bug 608071 - fonts.conf doesn't include /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc and applications segfault
fonts.conf doesn't include /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc and applications segfault
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marek Kašík
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Reported: 2010-06-25 11:19 EDT by Aleš Mareček
Modified: 2010-07-16 00:34 EDT (History)
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Description Aleš Mareček 2010-06-25 11:19:51 EDT
Description of problem:
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf doesn't include <dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc</dir> which cause that on installation with Xorg only applications segfault. This is because in config there are:
<dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1</dir> <dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/TTF</dir> <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts</dir>
which don't have to be installed (installation without force).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606671#c0
Actual results:
No "<dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc</dir>" in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
Expected results:
"<dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc</dir>" in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-25 12:16:04 EDT
This is intentional, AFAIK, we don't want apps chosing those bitmap fonts.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-25 12:22:33 EDT
See bug 607057 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582665#c7.
Comment 3 Marek Kašík 2010-07-02 09:39:45 EDT
There do not have to be any font installed with Xorg. Hence, the application should handle the situation with no font installed itself (or the library which needs it).

Comment 7 Denise Dumas 2010-07-15 16:21:49 EDT
This use case is just not supported - you must have fonts to use X
Comment 10 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-16 00:34:37 EDT
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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