rxvt-unicode extremely slow to start

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Wed Aug 24 13:29:57 PDT 2016


On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 02:02:22PM -0500, Ken Preslan wrote:
> > Smells an aweful lot like a font-cache update going on in the
> > background. Start urxvt under opensnoop:
> > 
> >  Shell 1: sudo opensnoop -n rxvt-unicode (or whatever the process name is)
> >  Shell 2: urxvt
> > 
> > If it shows opening thousands of font files it's updating the font
> > cache. The question then would be why it doesn't keep the cache. Maybe
> > the location where it tries to put the cache isn't writable?
> I see the same thing with "emacs +x11".  If I revert the "fontconfig"
> package back to r149841, the problem goes away.

I'd say that's the very definition of a regression (even though it
doesn't happen for me). Can I ask you to file a ticket with your
findings so that the maintainer can have a look?


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