rxvt-unicode extremely slow to start

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Aug 24 13:33:21 PDT 2016

> On Aug 24, 2016, at 3:29 PM, Clemens Lang <cal at macports.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Possibly related to https://trac.macports.org/ticket/52088

We also have another regression in https://trac.macports.org/ticket/52029

I'm not looking into these issues as I'm busy with other things.

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