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  1. #1
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    Default fonts configuration warning

    Hello,

    On my new system, when I start anything from a shell, I get the
    following warning (although whatever I am starting seems to run without
    a problem). In this example I just started kwrite:

    Code:
    
    > kwrite
    Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/56-user.conf", line 14: reading
    configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. please move it to
    /home/george/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf manually

    So I looked at that font configuration file, and here is what it shows:
    Code:
    
    > cat /etc/fonts/conf.d/56-user.conf
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>
    <!--
    Load per-user customization files where stored on XDG Base
    Directory
    specification compliant places. it should be usually:
    $HOME/.config/fontconfig/conf.d
    $HOME/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
    -->
    <include ignore_missing="yes"
    prefix="xdg">fontconfig/conf.d</include>
    <include ignore_missing="yes"
    prefix="xdg">fontconfig/fonts.conf</include>
    <!-- the following elements will be removed in the future -->
    <include ignore_missing="yes"
    deprecated="yes">~/.fonts.conf.d</include>
    <include ignore_missing="yes"
    deprecated="yes">~/.fonts.conf</include>
    </fontconfig>
    So, what exactly is the right thing to do with this error? When it says
    "please move it to ... manually", what exactly am I supposed to move?

    Does this mean to change the line in /etc/fonts/conf.d/56-user.conf that
    points to "~/.fonts.conf" and change it so that it points to
    "/home/george/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf"?

    Or does it mean that I make some kind of change in the fonts.conf file?

    So basically, do I change the 56-user.conf file or the fonts.conf file?

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  2. #2
    graham NNTP User

    Default Re: fonts configuration warning

    golson765 wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > On my new system, when I start anything from a shell, I get the
    > following warning (although whatever I am starting seems to run without
    > a problem). In this example I just started kwrite:
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >  > kwrite
    > Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/56-user.conf", line 14: reading
    > configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. please move it to
    > /home/george/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf manually
    >
    >
    >

    If ~/.fonts.conf exists, move it to
    /home/george/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf

    Providing that your home is /home/george
    If the directory /home/george/.config/fontconfig/ dosn't exist, create it.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: fonts configuration warning

    On 02/18/2015 02:46 AM, graham wrote:

    >>

    > If ~/.fonts.conf exists, move it to
    > /home/george/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
    >
    > Providing that your home is /home/george
    > If the directory /home/george/.config/fontconfig/ dosn't exist, create it.
    >

    The directory and file already exist.

    Code:
    ~> cd .config/fontconfig/
    ~/.config/fontconfig> ls
    fonts.conf
    ~/.config/fontconfig>
    So if I move ~/.fonts.conf to ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf, it will
    overwrite the fonts.conf file that is already there.

    R u sure that this is what I am supposed to do?


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  4. #4
    graham NNTP User

    Default Re: fonts configuration warning

    golson765 wrote:

    > On 02/18/2015 02:46 AM, graham wrote:
    >
    >>>

    >> If ~/.fonts.conf exists, move it to
    >> /home/george/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
    >>
    >> Providing that your home is /home/george
    >> If the directory /home/george/.config/fontconfig/ dosn't exist, create
    >> it.
    >>

    > The directory and file already exist.
    >
    >
    Code:
    > ~> cd .config/fontconfig/
    > ~/.config/fontconfig> ls
    > fonts.conf
    > ~/.config/fontconfig>
    >
    >
    > So if I move ~/.fonts.conf to ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf, it will
    > overwrite the fonts.conf file that is already there.
    >
    > R u sure that this is what I am supposed to do?
    >
    >

    Delete ~/.fonts.conf if it exists.
    If it dosn't exist you are on your own.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: fonts configuration warning

    On 02/20/2015 03:56 AM, graham wrote:

    >> The directory and file already exist.
    >>
    >>
    Code:
    >> ~> cd .config/fontconfig/
    >> ~/.config/fontconfig> ls
    >> fonts.conf
    >> ~/.config/fontconfig>
    >>
    >>
    >> So if I move ~/.fonts.conf to ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf, it will
    >> overwrite the fonts.conf file that is already there.
    >>
    >> R u sure that this is what I am supposed to do?
    >>
    >>

    > Delete ~/.fonts.conf if it exists.
    > If it dosn't exist you are on your own.
    >


    Great! That got rid of the problem! No more warning when I start things
    from the shell. Thanks!


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