Bug 73495 - fonts.cache-1 files not owned by any package
fonts.cache-1 files not owned by any package
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Carl Worth
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-09-05 10:42 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-31 17:57:06 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2002-09-05 10:42:20 EDT
After upgrading to the current Raw Hide XFree86, I've got a bunch of files
called "fonts.cache-1" in various directories.  I suspect that these are turds
that should have been removed when they were no longer needed by the install.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-05 18:52:41 EDT
They're fc-cache cache files.
Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2002-09-06 01:26:57 EDT
Then the RPM should know about them.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2002-09-06 15:22:34 EDT
I think what we'll do eventually is move the cache files to /var
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2002-09-06 19:37:34 EDT
Hmm, I think I forgot to chagne the onwer when I assigned to fontconfig...
could you roepen and reassign to me mharris?
Comment 6 Owen Taylor 2004-09-02 15:18:23 EDT
What we've been doing actually recently is marking the files %ghost
in the RPMS. fonts-arabic, fonts-hebrew, fonts-bengali, etc, all
have this right. So, if someone wants to file bugs agains tall
font packages that leave leftover fonts.conf-1, that would be
a useful task.
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2006-01-31 17:57:06 EST
Just spotted this bug still open, and thought I'd update it with a comment
to reflect the current status of everything.

With modular X11R7, all of the modular font packages in X now own:


Owen's comment seems to indicate that similar has been done to other font
packages in the OS, so this bug is safe to close now I believe.

If anyone finds other fonts.cache-* files unowned by anything, please
file a new report about it against the individual components that own
fonts within the directory the cache files are found in, and put a
hyperlink to this bug in the new report for reference to the font package

The xorg-x11-fonts src.rpm can be used for reference on how to best
ensure ownership.

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