[core-updates]: Fonts not working on foreign distro (Debian)

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  • Marius Bakke
  • Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
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Leo Famulari wrote on 8 May 2020 02:55
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I'm having trouble with Guix packages using fonts from my Debian 10system after a core-updates merge.
Using Inkscape from core-updates, the text I put in my SVG files failsto display. When I look at the Inkscape 'Text and Font' tool, it showsmy chosen font with a red line through it, as though it can't find it.
It's similar with Hexchat; it no longer sees most of the fonts installedby Debian.
The specific fonts in question are the URW fonts, aka the "PostScriptfonts", provided by Debian's gsfonts and gsfonts-x11 packages.
I tried `fc-cache -rv`. Using Debian's fc-cache, it looks like this:
------$ fc-cache -rv/usr/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 6 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 6 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi: caching, new cache contents: 358 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi: caching, new cache contents: 358 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: caching, new cache contents: 43 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: caching, new cache contents: 92 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11/util: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cMap: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cmap: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 5 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-cns1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-gb1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan2: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-korea1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/opentype: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/usr/share/fonts/opentype/mathjax: caching, new cache contents: 24 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 8 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/anonymous-pro: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu: caching, new cache contents: 22 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lato: caching, new cache contents: 18 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation: caching, new cache contents: 16 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/unifont: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/truetype/vlgothic: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/type1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts: skipping, no such directory/usr/local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/usr/share/fonts/X11: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cMap: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cmap: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/opentype: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/type1: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/util: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-cns1: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-gb1: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan1: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan2: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-korea1: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/opentype/mathjax: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/anonymous-pro: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lato: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/unifont: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/truetype/vlgothic: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts: skipping, looped directory detected/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: skipping, looped directory detected/var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory/home/leo/.cache/fontconfig: cleaning cache directory/home/leo/.fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directory/usr/bin/fc-cache: succeeded------
And with Guix's fc-cache:
------$ fc-cache -rv/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1/ghostscript: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 2 dirs/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/misc: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 30 fonts, 0 dirs/run/current-system/profile/share/fonts: skipping, no such directory/home/leo/.local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.local/share/fonts: failed to write cache/home/leo/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.fonts: failed to write cache/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1: skipping, looped directory detected/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/misc: skipping, looped directory detected/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/truetype: skipping, looped directory detected/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1/ghostscript: skipping, looped directory detected/var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory/home/leo/.cache/fontconfig: cleaning cache directory/home/leo/.fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directoryfc-cache: failed------
Note that fc-cache fails when using the Guix packaging of it. Alsointeresting that Guix's fontconfig hard-codes the gs-fonts, but stillthings do not work.
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice wrote on 8 May 2020 03:08
(name . Leo Famulari)(address . leo@famulari.name)(address . 41132@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Leo Famulari 写道:
Toggle quote (2 lines)> I tried `fc-cache -rv`. Using Debian's fc-cache, it looks like > this:
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Toggle quote (3 lines)> /var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory
> And with Guix's fc-cache:
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Toggle quote (2 lines)> /var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory
This is certainly a classic. Have you tried deleting this stale directory? Guix System does so for you, I suppose Debian does not. It doesn't jive with unprivileged package management.
Kind regards,
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Leo Famulari wrote on 8 May 2020 03:49
(name . Tobias Geerinckx-Rice)(address . me@tobias.gr)(address . 41132@debbugs.gnu.org)
20200508014914.GA2269@jasmine.lan
On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 03:08:53AM +0200, Tobias Geerinckx-Rice wrote:
Toggle quote (6 lines)> > /var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory> > This is certainly a classic. Have you tried deleting this stale directory?> Guix System does so for you, I suppose Debian does not. It doesn't jive> with unprivileged package management.
Yes, it didn't make a difference for my fonts problem, or for fc-cacheitself:
------$ fc-cache -rfv/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1/ghostscript: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 2 dirs/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/misc: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 30 fonts, 0 dirs/run/current-system/profile/share/fonts: skipping, no such directory/home/leo/.local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.local/share/fonts: failed to write cache/home/leo/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs/home/leo/.fonts: failed to write cache/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1: skipping, looped directory detected/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/misc: skipping, looped directory detected/home/leo/.guix-profile/share/fonts/truetype: skipping, looped directory detected/gnu/store/hbqlzgd8hcf6ndcmx7q7miqrsxb4dmkk-gs-fonts-8.11/share/fonts/type1/ghostscript: skipping, looped directory detected/var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directory/home/leo/.cache/fontconfig: cleaning cache directory/home/leo/.fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directoryfc-cache: failed------
I doubt it's related to my main report, which is that things used to"just work" to the degree that I never used fc-cache before.
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Leo Famulari wrote on 8 May 2020 04:25
(name . Tobias Geerinckx-Rice)(address . me@tobias.gr)(address . 41132@debbugs.gnu.org)
20200508022544.GA9210@jasmine.lan
For the sake of trying something, I'm going to try patching fontconfigwith this patch that other distros (Debian and Arch) are using:
https://salsa.debian.org/freedesktop-team/fontconfig/-/blob/master/debian/patches/do_not_remove_uuid.patch
I don't know how fontconfig works but that patch fixed serious problemson those distros, yet it hasn't been released by fontconfig yet.
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Marius Bakke wrote on 8 May 2020 10:59
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Leo Famulari <leo@famulari.name> writes:
Toggle quote (10 lines)> I'm having trouble with Guix packages using fonts from my Debian 10> system after a core-updates merge.>> Using Inkscape from core-updates, the text I put in my SVG files fails> to display. When I look at the Inkscape 'Text and Font' tool, it shows> my chosen font with a red line through it, as though it can't find it.
> It's similar with Hexchat; it no longer sees most of the fonts installed> by Debian.
Just to be clear, these programs are able to find fonts you haveinstalled through Guix, right?
Toggle quote (3 lines)> The specific fonts in question are the URW fonts, aka the "PostScript> fonts", provided by Debian's gsfonts and gsfonts-x11 packages.
Are those the only affected fonts?
Toggle quote (2 lines)> $ fc-cache -rv
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Toggle quote (3 lines)> /home/leo/.local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs> /home/leo/.local/share/fonts: failed to write cache
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Toggle quote (3 lines)> /home/leo/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs> /home/leo/.fonts: failed to write cache
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Toggle quote (2 lines)> fc-cache: failed
FWIW the new fc-cache fails for me on Guix System too if I create theseempty directories.
Can you inspect 'fc-list ' with the new and old fontconfig? Are theredifferences?
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Leo Famulari wrote on 8 May 2020 20:08
(name . Marius Bakke)(address . mbakke@fastmail.com)(address . 41132@debbugs.gnu.org)
20200508180851.GA11754@jasmine.lan
On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 10:59:46AM +0200, Marius Bakke wrote:
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Just to be clear, these programs are able to find fonts you have> installed through Guix, right?
They can find the font packages I install with Guix, but not thehard-coded PostScript fonts.
Toggle quote (5 lines)> > The specific fonts in question are the URW fonts, aka the "PostScript> > fonts", provided by Debian's gsfonts and gsfonts-x11 packages.> > Are those the only affected fonts?
I looked more closely, and Guix applications can no longer see *any*fonts from Debian.
Toggle quote (19 lines)> > $ fc-cache -rv> > [...]> > > /home/leo/.local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs> > /home/leo/.local/share/fonts: failed to write cache> > [...]> > > /home/leo/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs> > /home/leo/.fonts: failed to write cache> > [...]> > > fc-cache: failed> > FWIW the new fc-cache fails for me on Guix System too if I create these> empty directories.
Confirmed. fc-cache exited successfully when I removed those directories.
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Can you inspect 'fc-list ' with the new and old fontconfig? Are there> differences?
The only differences, after running `fc-cache -rfv`, are the differingstore paths of the hard-coded gs-fonts package.
Another thing I noticed is that I can do `fc-cache -rfv /usr/share/fonts&& fc-list`, and the hundreds of fonts found in that directory are *notshown* in fc-list, but that's the same as on the master branch.
So, I'm still not sure what the difference is.
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Leo Famulari wrote on 8 May 2020 21:23
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On Thu, May 07, 2020 at 10:25:44PM -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
Toggle quote (8 lines)> For the sake of trying something, I'm going to try patching fontconfig> with this patch that other distros (Debian and Arch) are using:> > https://salsa.debian.org/freedesktop-team/fontconfig/-/blob/master/debian/patches/do_not_remove_uuid.patch> > I don't know how fontconfig works but that patch fixed serious problems> on those distros, yet it hasn't been released by fontconfig yet.
This didn't have any effect.
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Bengt Richter wrote on 9 May 2020 00:18
(name . Leo Famulari)(address . leo@famulari.name)
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Hi Leo, et al,
On +2020-05-08 14:08:51 -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
Toggle quote (48 lines)> On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 10:59:46AM +0200, Marius Bakke wrote:> > Just to be clear, these programs are able to find fonts you have> > installed through Guix, right?> > They can find the font packages I install with Guix, but not the> hard-coded PostScript fonts.> > > > The specific fonts in question are the URW fonts, aka the "PostScript> > > fonts", provided by Debian's gsfonts and gsfonts-x11 packages.> > > > Are those the only affected fonts?> > I looked more closely, and Guix applications can no longer see *any*> fonts from Debian.> > > > $ fc-cache -rv> > > > [...]> > > > > /home/leo/.local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs> > > /home/leo/.local/share/fonts: failed to write cache> > > > [...]> > > > > /home/leo/.fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs> > > /home/leo/.fonts: failed to write cache> > > > [...]> > > > > fc-cache: failed> > > > FWIW the new fc-cache fails for me on Guix System too if I create these> > empty directories.> > Confirmed. fc-cache exited successfully when I removed those directories.> > > Can you inspect 'fc-list ' with the new and old fontconfig? Are there> > differences?> > The only differences, after running `fc-cache -rfv`, are the differing> store paths of the hard-coded gs-fonts package.> > Another thing I noticed is that I can do `fc-cache -rfv /usr/share/fonts> && fc-list`, and the hundreds of fonts found in that directory are *not> shown* in fc-list, but that's the same as on the master branch.> > So, I'm still not sure what the difference is.
Didn't I just see a permissions-related bug reminiscent of this go by a short while ago?Could it be related? Do the dir/file perms look normal?
-- Regards,Bengt Richter
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Leo Famulari wrote on 9 May 2020 00:52
(name . Bengt Richter)(address . bokr@bokr.com)
20200508225241.GA6953@jasmine.lan
On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 12:18:46AM +0200, Bengt Richter wrote:
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Didn't I just see a permissions-related bug reminiscent of this go by a short while ago?> Could it be related? Do the dir/file perms look normal?
Upthread, Tobias pointed out that fc-cache didn't have permissions for/var/cache/fontconfig, but deleting that didn't seem to make adifference. Could that be what you were thinking about?
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Bengt Richter wrote on 11 May 2020 18:49
(name . Leo Famulari)(address . leo@famulari.name)
20200511164910.GA5379@LionPure
Hi Leo,
On +2020-05-08 18:52:41 -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
Toggle quote (8 lines)> On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 12:18:46AM +0200, Bengt Richter wrote:> > Didn't I just see a permissions-related bug reminiscent of this go by a short while ago?> > Could it be related? Do the dir/file perms look normal?> > Upthread, Tobias pointed out that fc-cache didn't have permissions for> /var/cache/fontconfig, but deleting that didn't seem to make a> difference. Could that be what you were thinking about?
No, I think it was about a deferred build action created as rootand bits needed for later phase or context, as non-root, were inaccessible.Sorry for the noise.
-- Regards,Bengt Richter
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Grey Seeker wrote on 17 May 2020 06:05
[core-updates]: Fonts not working on foreign distro (Debian)
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I'm having the same issue in a Guix System. After a pull and reconfigureall the fonts in Xfce are messed up. After a lot of meddling and help from#guix IRC, it seems installing font-dejavu and running fc-cache -rv afterthat "solves" the problem. I have done the guix pull and reconfigure inmultiple Guix VMs, both with "sudo -i" and normally, just in case theunderlying system is out of date and causing these issues, but they alllead to the same situation.
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