[Bug 258372] x11-fonts/fontconfig: cannot install as user (into non-default prefix)

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Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:18:11 UTC

--- Comment #8 from Tatsuki Makino <tatsuki_makino@hotmail.com> ---
To begin with, isn't /var/db/fontconfig directory that doesn't need to be
prepared beforehand?
It was automatically created by the following operation by root.

mv /var/db/fontconfig{,.orig}
fc-cache --force --system-only --verbose

It seems that /var/db/fontconfig is not hard-coded, but just written in
From what I can see of it, it seems to act like it is looking for a place in
<cachedir> where it can write from the top.
It should be noted that prefix="xdg" has its own fall down different from
glib's (at fontconfig-2.14.0/src/fccfg.c).
Since non-privileged users cannot write to /var/db, the default behavior seems
to be to write to ~/.cache/fontconfig if they are able to write to ~/.cache and
to ~/.fontconfig otherwise.

Let's see, that means we don't need to create /var/db/fontconfig when we
install fontconfig, do we? :)

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