GNU bug report logs - #18640
[wishlist] fontconfig's cache is not refreshed automatically

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Package: guix; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Mark H Weaver <mhw@HIDDEN>; dated Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:54:02 UTC; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.

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From: Mark H Weaver <mhw@HIDDEN>
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Subject: [wishlist] fontconfig's cache is not refreshed automatically
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When a user runs emacs (or any other program that uses fontconfig), a
cache is created in ~/.cache/fontconfig.  This cache is not updated
automatically after installing new fonts, and must be manually cleared
out.

I guess this might be related to our use of Jan 1, 1970 as the
timestamps for all files in /gnu/store (which includes user profiles).

We should either modify fontconfig to detect a stale cache using a
method that works on Guix, or else notify the user that they must clear
the cache after installing ttf fonts.

      Mark




Acknowledgement sent to Mark H Weaver <mhw@HIDDEN>:
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bug#18640; Package guix. Full text available.
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