[arch-dev-public] fontconfig 2.10.1 will require user interaction

Andreas Radke andyrtr at archlinux.org
Wed Sep 5 07:23:33 EDT 2012

The new fontconfig pkg has been built plain upstream way. We
don't create symlinks anymore in our fontconfig.install scriptlet. The
old symlinks will be detected by pacman before the update will happen
that leads to a file conflict.

It's safe to pacman -Sf fontconfig here or remove the old symlinks
before you run the -Su again.

News draft:

fontconfig 2.10.1 update - manual intervention required

Fontconfig 2.10.1 update overwrites symlinks created by
the former package version. The update should be forced to run before
any further update:

  pacman -Syf fontconfig
  pacman -Su

Main systemwide configuration should be done by symlinks
(especially for autohinting, sub-pixel and lcdfilter):
  cd /etc/fonts/conf.d
  ln -s ../conf.avail/XX-foo.conf
Check also https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_Configuration and

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