[tex-live] No errors during virgin install

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 12:25:12 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 10:18 PM, Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp> wrote:

> Hi,
>>   F:/TeX/Live/2008/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public: failed to write cache
>>   FcDirCacheValid(dir) returned FcFalse.
> I added the message
>    FcDirCacheValid(dir) returned FcFalse.
> The error does not mean the write permisssion error.
> It means that after a check of consistency, fontconfig
> determined that the cache was invalid. Thus fontconfig
> removed the created cache file.
> I don't know why fc-cache creates invalid caches in the
> installation process.

On my Win XP system, the C:\Windows\Fonts directory
had both ttf and otf versions of some fonts (probably
as a result of successive updates to Adobe Apps).  After
I moved the .ttf versions to a subdirectory the errors

Fc-cache is run by a number of other systems (MiKTeX,
Gimp, Inkscape), but more silently.  I found some evidence
in logs that the same error was occuring for the other systems.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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