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From: Jack <ostroffjh@×××××××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] xosview fails to launch with missing font 7x13bold
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 23:09:48
1 After a reboot today, to switch to 4.14.8-r1, x11-misc/xosview-1.19
2 (installed last March) fails to launch with "xosview: display :0 cannot
3 load font 7x13bold"
5 7x13bold is from media-fonts/font-misc-misc - I have 1.1.2-r1 installed
6 12/16. I can't tell what changed in the font file, as
7 has hardware problems, and fails on any search
8 attempt. font-misc-misc does include 7x13B, but I don't know for sure
9 if that is a valid alias, or if something changed since the last
10 version, 1.1.2, which was emerged in 2010!
12 Before today, I haven't rebooted since 12/6, so my first guess is some
13 problem with font-misc-misc. 7x13B is listed in both fonts.alias as
14 -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-iso8859-1 and fonts.dir as
15 -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-iso10646-1 in
16 /usr/share/fonts/misc, which differ only in the iso number. The latter
17 does show up in the output of xlsfonts, but not the former. Even
18 stranger, fonts-alias is much older than everything else in that
19 directory - from when I last emerged media-fonts/font-alias. Is this
20 perhaps a bug in fonts-alias which needs to be updated to reflect
21 changes in font naming in other packages? Reinstalling font-alias did
22 not help.
24 I then duplicated the line in fonts.alias, changing one of them to the
25 other iso number. That didn't help without restarting X, but after a
26 restart, xosview runs. (It now gives me a totally unrelated error -
27 but I'll deal with that one later.)
29 Should I file a bug against either font-misc-misc or against
30 font-alias, or do I have a local configuration error?
32 Thanks for suggestions.
34 Jack


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[gentoo-user] Re: xosview fails to launch with missing font 7x13bold Ian Zimmerman <itz@××××××××××××.org>