Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174416
"fonts.dir" not updated after installing "xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20051018 Epiphany/1.8.2
Description of problem:
After installation of the iso 8859 font packages,
they are not available upon reboot of the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install iso8859 font RPMs.
2. Reboot system.
Actual Results: Various applications continue to complain about missing
Expected Results: The added iso8859 fonts should be available to the
After executing "mkfontdir" in the respective font
directories, the "fonts.dir" files get updated, and
the iso8859 become actually available to the X server.
*** Bug 174673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A fresh net install from "rawhide" reveals that the issue is still not
fixed in "xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-1.0.0-1" and
Still not fixed in "xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-1.0.0-2" and
Still broken in FC5T2 candidate.
Super-DOH! How the....
xorg-x11-fonts brown paper bag bug #1 right here. Yep.
Thanks for reporting! I had a quick look at this one a while back, but
didn't spot anything obvious, so assumed it might possibly be transient
rawhide font configuration issue, which we've had a few of now.
I investigated it deeper just now though, and discovered that the rpm scripts
for the ISO8859-1 fonts were completely missing. Ugh. So much for being
extremely careful and diligent during the creation of the new font packages. ;)
Ah well, she's fixed now in 1.0.0-3 and later, and should be in the rawhide
Thanks again, and apologies for any inconveniences caused to everyone due
Reopening until package actually gets built.
*** Bug 178758 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***