Subject: Re: xsrc4 & perl (Was: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD)
To: <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/06/2001 21:20:41
On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 10:57:53AM +0200, Jaromír Dolecek wrote:
> Martin Husemann wrote:
> > On the other hand, I have to admit I've never missed the few fonts
> > that, according to rumors, are not build on NetBSD because of a missing
> > perl in the base system.
> _I_ missed them. Note the iso8859-1 fonts are pregenerated and hence
> available. The missing fonts are iso8859-2 and couple more iso8859-X
> fonts (I think -8, -9 and maybe some others). Those only get generated
> when HasPerl is defined, since the generation process uses some Perl
> scripts.
> I've tried to rewrite them in awk, but one of the two needed scripts
> is quite complex and doesn't translate to awk quite good. I've started
> some work on this, but suspended it for now due to 'too much work
> for little gain' factor.

Hm. Just a thought: Maybe it is possible to build X font packages for them?