Subject: Re: fontconfig and /etc/font/ on NetBSD ?
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 02/16/2003 09:48:48
On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, Matthieu Herrb wrote:

> While preparing the XFree86 4.3 release for NetBSD I'm wondering what
> to do about the new /etc/fonts directory introduced by Keith Packard's
> 'fontconfig' utility. In keith's mind this is meant to be used by more
> than just the X server (printing application may also use it to get
> their fonts for instance), hence the system wide location.
> Given that NetBSD is already setting UseSeparateConfDir to NO to avoid
> installing things in /etc/X!1, should the fontconfig dir also be moved
> to /usr/X11R6/etc/fonts on NetBSD ?

I believe the reason we set UseSeperateConfDir to NO, is to avoid
increasing the size of /etc 10-fold, by filling it up with
app-defaults and other files not meant to be edited by the end user.
There's nothing wrong with adding a configuration file or two to /etc.
That's what /etc is for.