Walter Alejandro Iglesias | 1 Dec 23:20 2012

Home fonts config file deprecation

Hello,

It's my first and my last post here because I've joined to the
mailing list just to share my opinion about the following.

Today in a ubuntu system I've noticed the ~/.fonts.conf
*deprecated* message.

See, I have a bunch of config files in my home directory that I
save to tar.gz every day.  Some of them are:

.Xdefaults
.bashrc
.fonts.conf
.netrc
.mailrc
.muttrc
.fetchmailrc
.vimrc
.inputrc
.lftprc
.xpdfrc

and not much more.

I use a window manager.  So, the time it takes to untar that few
txt files in my home dir is the time that takes me to reproduce
my whole environment in *any* Unix system.

I've done that for years, improving and customizing them, and I
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Raimund Steger | 3 Dec 01:09 2012
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Re: Home fonts config file deprecation

Hi,

Walter Alejandro Iglesias wrote:
> Hello,
>
> It's my first and my last post here because I've joined to the
> mailing list just to share my opinion about the following.
>
> Today in a ubuntu system I've noticed the ~/.fonts.conf
> *deprecated* message.
>
> See, I have a bunch of config files in my home directory that I
> save to tar.gz every day.  Some of them are:

This is because of a fix for bug 20411: 
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20411

Incidentally, the reporter of this bug justified it for the same reason 
that you now regard as a problem (backing up configuration files).

I'm sure you can modify your config backup/distribution script in a way 
that it uses the new location ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf on all the 
machines where a fontconfig version >= 2.10 is installed.

On machines where you have write access to /etc (or use a user-defined 
location for fonts/conf.d) you can also edit 50-user.conf.

See http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.fonts.fontconfig/4269

Raimund
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Akira TAGOH | 4 Dec 03:54 2012

Re: Home fonts config file deprecation

After some thinking, the reason I didn't provide any way to move those
files/directory to the new place isn't somewhat enough, because one is
still warned as long as they keep old places for old system.

So I'm considering to stop an warning if it's a symlink. is it overkill?
someone suggested though, at least I should add more words in the
message how to stop that warning (i.e. where the new place is).

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Raimund Steger <rs <at> mytum.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> Walter Alejandro Iglesias wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> It's my first and my last post here because I've joined to the
>> mailing list just to share my opinion about the following.
>>
>> Today in a ubuntu system I've noticed the ~/.fonts.conf
>> *deprecated* message.
>>
>> See, I have a bunch of config files in my home directory that I
>> save to tar.gz every day.  Some of them are:
>
>
> This is because of a fix for bug 20411:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20411
>
> Incidentally, the reporter of this bug justified it for the same reason that
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Raimund Steger | 4 Dec 14:01 2012
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Re: Home fonts config file deprecation

Akira TAGOH wrote:
> [...]
> So I'm considering to stop an warning if it's a symlink. is it overkill?
> someone suggested though, at least I should add more words in the
> message how to stop that warning (i.e. where the new place is).

Hm yes, I suppose that symlink idea could help people who want to keep 
the old file in place because they run applications that are linked with 
different fontconfig versions.

Personally, I don't mind that warning when I get it, but maybe other 
people find it more irritating...

Raimund

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