Bug 82083 - Fontconfig rpm replaces /etc/fonts/fonts.conf on install
Fontconfig rpm replaces /etc/fonts/fonts.conf on install
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: fontconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2003-01-17 04:12 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-17 09:40:59 EST
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2003-01-17 04:12:55 EST
Fontconfig rpm replaces /etc/fonts/fonts.conf on install. 

This is real annoying for people like me that customized /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
and have to put it back after every upgrade. Moreover this has no justification,
as far as I can tell the only thing that has been changing in this file for
quite a few rpm versions is the timestamp.

Please treat /etc/fonts/fonts.conf as a noreplace file
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2003-01-17 09:40:59 EST
Read the top of the file... local configuration should go in local.conf.

(It only really make sense to make a file noreplace if it isn't expected
to change significantly. But fonts.conf encodes a lot of the details of
how we are setting up fonts.)
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2003-01-17 09:53:05 EST
Maybe one should put a big fat warning at the top of the file then.
Right now I really don't think anyone will notice the local.conf reference, it's
just lost in the mass.

Now I know it's here, I'll try to make good use of it
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2003-01-17 11:13:54 EST
In fact there *is* a warning.
But much too fat to be of any use.
I've just realized why I never saw the local conf ref : I just zap out when
people start writing about make install behaviour in rpm-provided files.

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