I install several xorg font packages (font-adobe75dpi, font-adobe100dpi,
font-misc-misc and font-alias) in one of my profiles, and point my Xorg
font path to this directory. Previously it worked fine, but after
commit bf9655f¹, I cannot use this anymore, because the empty
"fonts.dir" files from 'font-alias' packages override the proper
"fonts.dir" files from the other packages.
So since it was a workaround for Xorg server behaviour, I wonder would
it be possible to modify 'xorg-server' package instead? So that along
with directories with "fonts.dir" files, Xorg server would also handle
directories that have "fonts.alias" files.
Anyway, I don't insist on reverting this commit, as I'm rather happy
using the following package (Guix is great!):
(synopsis (string-append (package-synopsis font-alias)
" (upstream package without modifications)"))))