Subject: Re: Building without "modern" font support
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/16/2004 05:48:55
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On Sat, 15 May 2004 16:31:47 +0200
Martin Husemann <> wrote:

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

The second one :)
> 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.

Yes, this is a problem.
> 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.

I don't understand what you mean by "good font output". I use
pkgsrc/fonts/ms-ttf and vera bitstream fonts under all gtk2/qt applications,
and the quality is good (IMHO) and enough for me.

	Juan RP <>

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