grace broken installation

Ken Brown
Mon Jan 27 12:59:00 GMT 2020

On 1/26/2020 10:25 PM, Hans-Bernhard Bröker wrote:
> Am 25.01.2020 um 15:23 schrieb Rodrigo Medina:
>> Hi,
>> Both   installations of grace-5.1.24 and grace-5.1.245 are  broken.
>> /usr/bin/xmgrace.exe runs but gives the message:
>> --> Broken or incomplete installation - read the FAQ!
>> and then quits.
> After reading the FAQ and comparing with a direct build from upstream sources, I 
> find the reason for that is that the FontDataBase file of the distributed 
> package is, indeed, wrong.
> Apparently the type1 font directory supplied by grace was replaced by a link to 
> ghostscript's type1 font repository.  But the FontDataBase wasn't updated to 
> match this change.  This mismatch causes xmgrace to baulk.  This change was made 
> between revisions 5.1.24 and 5.1.25 of the cygwin package, which neatly explains 
> why 5.1.24 works, but 5.1.25 does not.



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