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Re: Cygwin/X installation: Unable to extract /etc/X11/fontpath.d/xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi:unscaled:pri=20

Greetings, Michael Enright!

>> But there is no need to guess about this, it's documented in the fontpath.d
>> section of the Xserver man page [1]
>> [1]

> I still have questions.

> Good old setup_x86 fortuitously gave me the chance to see an error
> message involving one of these symlinks. I reviewed the setup log and
> read that apparently such a symlink was created as follows:
> io_stream:mklink
> (cygfile:///etc/X11/fontpath.d/xorg-x11-75dpi:unscaled:pri=20 ->
> cygfile:///usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi)
> But there is no /etc/X11/fontpath.d directory on the system.

> The man page doesn't say in explicit procedural terms what the end
> user has to do to make fontpath.d exist and it doesn't seem to get
> created by setup. There are three occurances of fontpath.d on that
> page and none of them say where you should put it.

> Could we change it to be more tutorial, something like:
> If you wanted to modify the priority of the bitmap fonts for example,
> you could go to /etc/X11 and create fontpath.d and then here are some
> ln commands:
> ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi xorg-x11-75dpi:unscaled:pri=20
> ...

This should be taken care of by the setup itself.
Not by the end user.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 02:49:51

Sorry for my terrible english...

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