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

Andreas Radke andyrtr at archlinux.org
Thu Sep 6 03:25:06 EDT 2012

Am Wed, 5 Sep 2012 23:02:27 +0200
schrieb Rémy Oudompheng <remyoudompheng at gmail.com>:

> I would simply recommend removing the offending files using rm, we
> certainly know the list.
> Rémy.

News draft:

fontconfig 2.10.1 update - manual intervention required

Fontconfig 2.10.1 update overwrites symlinks created by
the former package version. These symlinks need to be removed before
any further update:

  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/20-unhint-small-vera.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/29-replace-bitmap-fonts.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/30-metric-aliases.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/30-urw-aliases.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/40-nonlatin.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/45-latin.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/49-sansserif.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/51-local.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/60-latin.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-nonlatin.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-unifont.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/80-delicious.conf
  rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/90-synthetic.conf
  pacman -Syu

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

I'd like to move it soon. It seems to work pretty solid. I only had to
fix the dpi settings on my nvidia twinview desktop where small fonts
suddenly were displayed a lot smaller and somehow ugly.

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