The guide that I show below is an adaptation of the original that we can read here, where it shows us how to create packages (.deb) that will allow us to improve the rendering and appearance of the sources in Debian GNU / Linux.
Installing the dependencies
We open a terminal and put:
$ sudo aptitude install build-essential docbook-to-man libx11-dev x11proto-core-dev libz-dev quilt debhelper pdebuild-cross
This will install a lot of packages, but nothing, when we finish we can uninstall them again. Once all are installed, we install git-core:
$ sudo aptitude install git-core
When we finish with all this, in the terminal we put:
$ git clone https://github.com/chenxiaolong/Debian-Packages.git $ cd Debian-Packages / $ cd freetype-infinality / $ dpkg-checkbuilddeps $ cd ../fontconfig-infinality/ $ dpkg-checkbuilddeps
What we do with dpkg-checkbuilddeps is to make sure that we do not lack any dependency. Well, if everything is normal, we go to the next step:
cd ../freetype-infinality/ ./build.sh cd ../fontconfig-infinality/ ./build.sh
These scripts download packages of no more than 2MB and do not take long to run. When they finish, we will have created the necessary .debs, which we install with:
cd .. sudo dpkg -i freetype-infinality / *. deb fontconfig-infinality / *. deb
And that's it. We restart and when we access again we will see the changes.
Sadly I didn't take screenshots before doing this so I can't show the differences, but trust me, Chromium fonts that are always a mess now look a lot prettier.
For whoever uses Debian Wheezy 64 Bits and do not want to spend all this work, I leave mine .debs 😛
Update: Thanks to elendilnarsil we can see a Before and After: