Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.

Bug #1068437 reported by Sparhawk on 2012-10-19
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
backintime (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I try to back up from the CLI, I get the following error.

Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.

It's probably nothing major, but it messes with my usage, since I run backintime with udev when plugging in my hard drive, and monitor stderr for any issues.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: backintime-gnome 1.0.10-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 19 15:04:53 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: backintime
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-19 (0 days ago)

Sparhawk (sparhawkthesecond) wrote :
Julian Taylor (jtaylor) wrote :

this is just a warning to get people to migrate to XDG configuration layout, it is no bug in backintime.

to get rid of the warning move ~/.fonts.conf to ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
or if $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/fontconfig if the variable is set.

Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Sparhawk (sparhawkthesecond) wrote :

Ah ok. Sorry about that and thanks for the tip.

Julian Taylor (jtaylor) wrote :

I filed a bug 1068549 to get a better error message

Sparhawk (sparhawkthesecond) wrote :

Thanks again and good idea. I added a "me too".

I just upgraded to the latest Ubuntu and still see the bug.

Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in backintime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Sparhawk (sparhawkthesecond) wrote :

@ Andrei, you might have realised this by now, but check out comment #2, and comment #4.

eris23 (jdkatz23) wrote :

This message is also found in kxstudio-welcome.

no longer affects: backintime
Michael Goldstein (mgold1) wrote :

I am getting the same message, but I don't have a "~/.fonts.conf" directory. I just created "~/.fonts".

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

@Michael: .fonts.conf is not a directory, but a file.

It is major in this sense: it affects how Wine 1.5 renders fonts. Wine 1.5 requires the .fonts.conf file to be in the correct location in order to render screen fonts correctly in applications running under Wine.

Sparhawk (sparhawkthesecond) wrote :

To the last few posters, this is an invalid bug that I incorrectly filed to backintime. It's probably better for you to post at bug 1068549, as per the early comments in this thread.

SO... This is a bug in some update script.

This error message causes the Ubuntu Customization Kit to FREAK OUT.

The update script from 11.10 to 12.04 or what not or 12.10...

Should have moved the font config file, or done something about it so my system would work.

...and ignore what I just said. :o Sorry. That did not freak UCK out...

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