font problem after updating

Will Parsons varro at nodomain.invalid
Mon Mar 23 18:54:18 UTC 2015

After updating my X fonts (via portsnap/portmaster) yesterday, I
discover that aterm is started with an uncomfortably small font size.
I've using ~/.Xresources to specifiy the font:

  aterm*font: 10x20

but this does not seem to work now.  Trying from the command line:

% aterm -fn 10x20
aterm: can't load font "10x20"

% aterm -fn 9x15
aterm: can't load font "9x15"

Checking UPDATING, I see the following note that may possibly be

  AFFECTS: Users of x11-servers/xorg-server and other X servers
  AUTHOR: bapt at

  All fonts ports have been modified to respect XDG and install in

  The Xorg servers now are looking there by default, and have been
  modified to also look into etc/X11/fontpath.d (see Xserver(1) for more
  details) adding a symlink in that directory pointing to a font directory
  will automatically add the later into Xorg FontPath

Is this telling me I have to do something, and if so, what?  Am I
supposed to be adding a symlink where pointing to what?  And does this
have anything to do with my problem anyway?


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