Subject: Re: Building without "modern" font support
To: Juan RP <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/15/2004 16:31:47
On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 10:44:16AM +0200, Juan RP wrote:
> I agree with you, but we cannot make this... because for example using the
> xsrc freetype you cannot install graphics/gimp, or gnome2, etc. 

Why is that? Besides of bugs in pkgsrc patches or laziness of authors?

> Oh BTW all works fine for me using pkgsrc... (Yes, I have installed
> freetype and friends from pkgsrc and xsrc, but does it matter? on these
> days we have GB on the HD not MB :).

The disk space does not bother me - but xftcache giving different results
denpending on wether it's /usr/pkg/bin/xftcache or /usr/X11R6/bin/xftcache
makes me shiver. Combined with overall unaccaptable bad render quality,
I think having half your software linked against /usr/X11R6/lib/font*.so and
the other half against /usr/pkg/lib/font*.so is not a good idea.

Anyway, I'm not insisting on this - if anyone can show me a way to make X
and pkgsrc produce good font output, I'll gladly remove all my pkgs and start
building from scratch.