Mailing List Archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [tlug] GUI font tools

On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 03:20 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Matt" == Matt Gushee <> writes:
>     Matt> Though there are some additional features that might be nice
>     Matt> to have, such as:
>     Matt>   - One-step download-and-install of non-packaged fonts
> Agreed, that would be nice.  But this is hard to do for a 3d-party app
> because it has to know the disk layout of the distro being used.  This
> suggests a modular back-end that allows plugins that know about defoma
> and whatever Red Hat and SuSE and NetBSD use.

What you need is portage.  It works perfectly with 3d-party apps because
all you really want is the procedure to install them which you
encapsulate in an ebuild.  If the install procedure is mostly the same
you put it in an eclass and refer to it from you ebuild (inherit).  Look
at this ebuild for installing Nepali fonts.

# Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2

inherit font

DESCRIPTION="a collection of fonts for Nepali users"

KEYWORDS="alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 ppc s390 ~sparc x86"


having packages installed outside the package management system just
makes things needlessly complicated.

Edward Middleton <>

Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links