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Re: x3270 post install script fails

On Wed, 16 Sep 2015, David Stacey wrote:

Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:17:10 +0100
From: David Stacey
Subject: x3270 post install script fails

Greetings, David,

The x3270 package performs the following in its post install script:


This fails because the directory '/usr/share/fonts/encodings' no longer exists. (The directory used to be provided by the 'font-encodings' package, which is now obsolete).

If it's obsolete then there's no point in having mkfontdir try and use it. Or would a user purposely create it for their own supplemental font usage?

Probably the best way to resolve this is to add a 'mkdir -p ${ENCODINGSDIR}' to the post install script, rather than just assume its existence - provided this 'encodings.dir' is still being read by the X server. Otherwise, use '/usr/share/X11/fonts/encodings' as the encodings directory.

Or, perhaps it would be better to check for the encodings directory existance and only supply it to mkfontdir then. I'll play with this a little.

Thanks for the report.


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