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@ 2021-08-26 17:09 Andreas Reuleaux
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From: Andreas Reuleaux @ 2021-08-26 17:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I want bitmap fonts in X!

On my debian system this means:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf
ln -f -s /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/70-yes-bitmaps.conf  /etc/fonts/conf.d
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Then I get to chose for example LucidaTypewriter as a font
in various applications (Firefox, Emacs) etc, and of course there
are other nice bitmap fonts too, and - old-school again: I often find them
clearer/easier to read than modern anti-aliased ones.

Now on my new guix system I try to do the same:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
cd .guix-profile/etc/fonts/conf.d/
ls -lh 69-unifont.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root 105 Jan  1  1970 69-unifont.conf -> /gnu/store/k6zs6zabhfybh6aphc4988wc2fsyk5hh-fontconfig-2.13.1/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/69-unifont.conf
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

and I don't want to type that
/gnu/store/k6zs6zabhfybh6aphc4988wc2fsyk5hh-fontconfig-2.13.1... thing,
thus dirname, and readlink to the rescue:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
echo $(dirname $(readlink -f 69-unifont.conf))
echo $(dirname $(readlink -f 69-unifont.conf))/70-yes-bitmaps.conf
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
ln -s $(dirname $(readlink -f 69-unifont.conf))/70-yes-bitmaps.conf .
ln: failed to create symbolic link './70-yes-bitmaps.conf': Read-only file system
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

on guix this is a read-only file system.  :-(

And the guix manual is not all too verbose about this in section 10.8.6
(X Window, p 254) - or at least: I haven't found the relevant section,
how set such a link / configuration.

Thanks in advance.

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