Subject: Re: gnome-print and hardcoded /usr/X11R6
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/18/2006 23:25:01
On 18/02/2006, at 22:32, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	gnome-print hardcodes the path to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
> 	in several files:
> 		run-gnome-font-install
> 		fonts/X.font
> 		installer/gnome-font-install.c
> 	Using xorg this break the install as the PLIST does not contain
> 		etc/gnome/fonts/gnome-print-x11.fontmap
> 	The configure script already has
> 	  --x-includes=DIR        X include files are in DIR
> 	  --x-libraries=DIR       X library files are in DIR
> 	What would be the best way to handle this - add a new configure
> 	option --x-fonts and use it appropriately, or just patch the
> 	files 'by hand'?

I'd say whichever is easier.  gnome-print is obsolete and should
die as soon as we can kill it.  Not to mention that the GNOME 1
packages have already multiple hacks and problems in them (my
"preferred" one is that they do not support PKG_SYSCONFDIR); one
more non-optimal thing will not hurt.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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