Problems with font cache after update

Bug #1614870 reported by Bachsau on 2016-08-19
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After last update on my 14.04 trusty machine, it takes a long time to regenerate the fonts cache. Now after that, most graphical applications take about 30 seconds to start with 100% CPU load. It is impossible to work with my system in this state.

I already tried purging and reinstallong all fontconfig-related packages and completely deleted and rebuildt my font cache, but the problem persists. Before the update everything was fine.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: fontconfig 2.11.0-0ubuntu4.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-93.140-generic 3.13.11-ckt39
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-93-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.21
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Fri Aug 19 10:11:10 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-16 (856 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20140326)
SourcePackage: fontconfig
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bachsau (bachsau) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jeremy (crisjss) wrote :

This also started to happen to me in 16.04.
When I remove a certain folder with lots of fonts (the ones I copied from Mac OS X partition) from my fonts folder, the problem seems to go away.

Bachsau (bachsau) wrote :

I also have some OS X fonts installed. Everything that comes with OS X and was not already present in Ubuntu.

Frederick (fredisz) wrote :

The same for me, I copied Fonts from OS X and fontconfig can't update

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Frederick (fredisz)
dpacmittal (dpac-mittal2) wrote :

I believe I'm facing same issues. Please see I'm using Kubuntu 16.10.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2017-09-28
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
assignee: Frederick (fredisz) → nobody
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