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xfs.options

Section: File Formats (5)
Updated: 4 February 1999
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NAME

xfs.options - configuration options for X font server  

DESCRIPTION

/etc/X11/xfs-xtt/xfs-xtt.options contains a set of flags that determine some of the behavior of the X font server xfs(1).

/etc/X11/xfs-xtt/xfs-xtt.options may contain comments, which begin with a hash mark and end at the next newline, just like comments in shell scripts. The rest of the file consists of options which are expressed as words separated by hyphens, with only one option per line. If an option is present with the "no-" prefix, or absent, it is disabled, otherwise it is considered enabled.

Available options are:

restart-on-upgrade
Enable this option with caution on "production" machines; it causes the xfs daemon to be stopped and restarted on upgrade. This will break all existing connections by X servers to the font server, and as a result may deprive them of access to fonts. In some situations this could be an unwelcome surprise (for instance, for remote xfs users who had no idea the administrator was performing system maintenance). On the other hand, for machines that stay up for long periods of time, leaving the old daemon running can be a bad idea if the new version has, for instance, a fix for a security vulnerability (overwriting xfs's executable on the file system has no effect on the copy of xfs-xtt in memory). If this option is disabled (the Debian default), xfs will be not be stopped or started during an install or upgrade; the administrator will have to do so by hand (with "/etc/init.d/xfs-xtt restart", or by rebooting the system) before the newly installed xfs-xtt binary is used.
 

SEE ALSO

xfs-xtt(1)  

AUTHOR

This manpage was written by Branden Robinson for Debian GNU/Linux.


 

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