Upgrading to 12.10 created a "~/fontconfig" folder but did not delete it

Bug #1074778 reported by Agmenor on 2012-11-03
This bug affects 31 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. In the process, a folder called "~/fontconfig" was created and not deleted. This happened on my two machines.

More information here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/202796/what-is-the-fontconfig-folder-in-my-home-may-i-delete-it

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: fontconfig 2.10.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Nov 3 18:57:29 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-04-29 (188 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: fontconfig
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-20 (14 days ago)

Agmenor (agmenor) wrote :
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Edwin Lee (leeed2001) wrote :

Same exact thing happened to me, deleting that folder now.

Mukil Elango (mukilane) on 2013-10-19
description: updated
Julian Foad (julianfoad) wrote :

This folder got created when I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS using the software updates tool "upgrade to a new LTS release" method.

Alfredo Hernández (aldomann) wrote :

Three years and this bug is still marked just as "Confirmed"? Oh, boy...

gualter (gualterio60) wrote :

I'm in a fresh 14.04, not upgraded. Suddenly "fontconfig" folder is created at Home. I deleted, but reapared. I would like to change folder location. Maybe changing path of ignote file configuration

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