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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/fonts/dejavu-ttf

On Fri, 23 Jul 2021 at 14:24, Hauke Fath <> wrote:
> On 7/23/21 2:29 PM, Hauke Fath wrote:
> >> I don't think we want to add x11 options to all ttf packages, so
> >> we should discuss what alternate solutions there are.
> >
> > dejavu-ttf is probably special, in that rrdtool depends on it, which you
> > might want to run on a sans-X web server.
> This very use-case (xymon depending on rrdtool depending on dejavu-ttf
> depending on X11) has actually been discussed here before:
> <> ff.
> Except back then, the use of mkfontdir did not yet trigger an X11
> dependency.

Can pkgtasks/ be adjusted to have something in the form of
PKG_UPDATE_FONTS_DB=auto, which would run mkfontdir if present but not
require it, plus logic in fonts/mkfontscale to run mkfontdir after
install, so installing a bunch of fonts then fonts/mkfontscale can


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