<roptat>so it works in icecat, but we need to whitelist a few things
<g_bor>There was a mention in the firefox bug tracker, that this problem is only partially solved, and mesa might fall back if it does not have access, and that is not propagated up to the browser level...
<nly>apteryx for the font, try to mv .mozilla/icecat/ .bakup
<apteryx>Before rebooting I had cairo errors complaining about failing to maniputale the fonts (I forgot the exact wording) and to expect ugly output.
<apteryx>I did guix package -r font-hack font-dejavu and now I have the previous errors, such as: (/gnu/store/rdc5cgk89xz633pb8qdg6wmkgr38iig2-icecat-60.2.0-gnu1/lib/icecat/.icecat-real:16007): Pango-WARNING **: 18:00:20.212: failed to create cairo scaled font, expect ugly output. the offending font is 'Nimbus Sans L 9'
<apteryx>maybe we should have a baseline font package in guix and make sure it is sufficient to get any app up and running without further fonts.
<nly>that's a bit of a pickle to be in, since you can't even use the web browser to search for solutions
<apteryx>right. I'm down to finding what to add in the autocreated prefs.js preference file. Luckily I have another machine where I could customize the font to be dejavu, so this should give me a hint.
<lfam>Can't you rollback in order to use the web browser?
<apteryx>I tried but it was still broken (maybe because the settings got 'upgrade' by newer icecat)
<pkill9>can you add substitute servers/URLs that aren't running `guix publish`?
<pkill9>so just statically hosted archives or something
<pkill9>I don't think you can but I haven't looked into it
<apteryx>nly: I'm loading from that profile directly, and I see errors such as: (/gnu/store/rdc5cgk89xz633pb8qdg6wmkgr38iig2-icecat-60.2.0-gnu1/lib/icecat/.icecat-real:22557): Pango-WARNING **: 19:05:02.345: failed to create cairo scaled font, expect ugly output. the offending font is 'DejaVu Sans 9'
<apteryx>and: (/gnu/store/rdc5cgk89xz633pb8qdg6wmkgr38iig2-icecat-60.2.0-gnu1/lib/icecat/.icecat-real:22557): Pango-WARNING **: 19:05:02.345: font_face status is: file not found