Bug 18170 - Cannot execute gnumeric of 7.0J
Summary: Cannot execute gnumeric of 7.0J
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-print
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact:
: 18222 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-03 02:57 UTC by Mitsuo Hamada
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-02-24 23:59:05 UTC

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Description Mitsuo Hamada 2000-10-03 02:57:20 UTC
After upgrading from 6.2J to 7.0J, I cannot execute gnumeric.
An error dialog tells me that "Gnumeric failed to find a suitable
default font. Please verify your gnome-print installation and that
your fontmap file is not empty or near empty."

I verified gnome-print was installed correctly. But I found
fonts.dir files are empty under /usr/share/fonts/.

Comment 1 David Mason 2000-10-03 15:17:10 UTC
*** Bug 18222 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2000-12-29 23:57:25 UTC
this is a gnome-print bug, not gnumeric.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-01-01 23:26:16 UTC
I too have the symptom of 18222 (upgraded from 6.2 to 7.0 non-japanese and
gnumeric fails due to gnome-print)

Does anyone have a workaround for this?  I'd really like to be able to use

Comment 4 Mike Baptiste 2001-02-24 23:59:02 UTC
I think the problems is with the /usr/share/fonts/fontmap file

Its empty in my installation (RH7, Ximian GNOME)

Apparently, when gnome-print is installed, there is already a fontmap file
(empty) and it doesn't get replaced.  Well, I did the following for kicks after
downloading the rpms from rpmfind.

  rpm -U --force gnome-core-1.2.4-0_helix_2.i386.rpm
  rpm -U --force libgnomeprint11-0.25-8_helix_1.i386.rpm
  rpm -U --force gnome-print-0.25-8_helix_1.i386.rpm 

When I reinstalled the gnome-print packaage, it returned
"/usr/shar/fonts/fontmap  and sure enough, teh file was now packed with font
information.  You can probably get away with just reinstalling the gnome-print
package with the --force option.

Now gnumeric starts for me!  Cool!

Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2001-07-22 00:18:49 UTC
This should be fixed with the gnome-print-0.29-2 package, which
changes the handling of the fontmap file quite a bit. I don't
know the exact problems which were causing bad fontmap files,
but I'm pretty sure that the new package should work OK.

(Note this pakcage is a different soname, so will require upgrades
of gnumeric, abiword, gedit)

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