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Re: Fonts reorganization and additions

On 9/12/2015 12:33 PM, Fergus wrote:
I re-installed my two font packages:

OK, sorry, I've tried every which way to recover from the consequences of
this reorganisation including the re-installation described above by Jim
Reisert using setup.ini timestamped 1442007529; but still got the "Error
writing file" message
   Unable to extract
followed by
   Unable to extract
During the re-installation; and then the same message as before
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
when starting xterm.
Are users meant to be able to recover their glitch-free system using
self-help (in which case can anybody please provide a recipe e.g. a
sequenced re-installation?!) or are we awaiting a fix with a new timestamp?
Just a question, not a nag ... thank you.

I'm sure this will be fixed properly in due course. In the meantime, here's a workaround:

1. Create the directory /etc/X11/fontpath.d .

2. Create a file in that directory. [This is to prevent deletion of the directory during step 3.]

3. Reinstall xorg-x11-fonts-dpi75 and xorg-x11-fonts-misc.


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