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Bug 661 - xmbdfed-4.5.ebuild (New Package)
Summary: xmbdfed-4.5.ebuild (New Package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED)
: 7447 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-02-11 22:08 UTC by Rob McMullen
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

xmbdfed-4.5.ebuild (xmbdfed-4.5.ebuild,1.39 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-11 22:09 UTC, Rob McMullen
xmbdfed-4.5-gentoo.diff (xmbdfed-4.5-gentoo.diff,5.54 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-11 22:10 UTC, Rob McMullen

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Description Rob McMullen 2002-02-11 22:08:00 UTC
Xmbdfed is a raster based font editor for X11 non-scalable (BDF) fonts and Linux
console (PSF) fonts.  It can import fonts from a variety of sources, including
True Type and Windoze fonts, by rasterizing them to a specified font width.

Homepage at

Seems like it might belong in x11-misc/xmbdfed or app-misc/xmbdfed; probably not
in app-editors, since this isn't an editor in the sense of everything else in
app-editors. :)

I've included an ebuild script and a diff file.  The diff includes two fixes:
1) the xmbdfed source expects freetype in a different location, so I've
corrected it for the Gentoo install
2) a patch distributed by the xmbdfed author but not yet integrated into a
numbered release.
Comment 1 Rob McMullen 2002-02-11 22:09:11 UTC
Created attachment 165 [details]
Comment 2 Rob McMullen 2002-02-11 22:10:03 UTC
Created attachment 166 [details]
Comment 3 Rob McMullen 2002-03-15 21:14:10 UTC
Just discovered an error in my ebuild.  xmbdfed depends on freetype1, not
freetype2, so the dependency line should read


rather than


Perhaps it would be better to remove freetype support from this program until
the author converts to freetype2.  Freetype support isn't that much of a big
deal here, since xmbdfed can import server fonts.  It can let the server do the
rasterization instead of doing it itself.

I'm attaching a new ebuild that has both versions: 4.5 uses freetype1, and
4.5-r1 doesn't use freetype at all.
Comment 4 Rob McMullen 2002-03-16 07:25:06 UTC
Creating attachments doesn't seem to work right now, so here's the tar:


-r1 is the version that doesn't include freetype 1.3.1.  When you get around to
checking out this package, feel free to include whichever version.  I think that
the non-freetype is probably better, until the author supports freetype2.
Comment 5 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-23 15:57:02 UTC
I really do want to apologise for the length of time this submission has taken
to get any attention.. :(
Comment 6 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-25 01:58:34 UTC
added to portage. I'm really really really sorry it took this long :(
Comment 7 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-29 13:39:32 UTC
*** Bug 7447 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***