Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213367
Gibberish corrupted font / fonts in Pirut after yum upgrade from fc5 to fc6
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:39:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Pirut requires dejavu-fonts to display correctly. dejavu-fonts.noarch is not
installed automatically when pirut is installed (dejavu-fonts are not an rpm
requirement for pirut). The result is a corrupted font display (I got wingdings
or typographical symbols) depending upon what fonts are available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is the result of a yum upgrade from fc5->fc6. This probably gets taken
care of by anaconda on a disk based upgrade.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade a stripped down console onllly FC5 install to FC6 then install pirut.
I ended up with gibberish fonts in Pirut until dejavu-fonts.noarch was installed.
Normal readable fonts in pirut.
I have marked this as a low severity bug. Perhaps pirut should require the
default dejavu-fonts.noarch package.
I believe this is more a side effect of the changes with the default fontconfig
then an inherent dep in pirut.
I think you are probably correct. Several consequent yum upgrades of other FC5
systems proceeded without incident. The machine in question had a highly
stripped configuration resulting in the odd corner case behavior I witnessed.
Thanks for following up on this so quickly.
That should probably read subsequent rather than consequent, oops.
You shouldn't get gibberish anyway, even if the default font is not installed.
We can always find a font that has Latin glyphs. The only possibility is that
you have seriously-broken fonts installed that advertise symbols as Latin glyphs.
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