Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 435712
Sniff fails to start after install - no fonts found
Last modified: 2010-12-16 10:07:25 EST
Description of problem:
Creating logfile at /tmp/dogtail/logs/sniff_20080303-093625_debug ...
No fonts found; this probably means that the fontconfig
library is not correctly configured. You may need to
edit the fonts.conf configuration file. More information
about fontconfig can be found in the fontconfig(3) manual
page and on http://fontconfig.org
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a system. My kickstart packages section has:
2. install and start vnc server
3. run sniff on the vnc server display
No fonts found. Application exits.
Installed font packages:
After installing gedit it pulls up other dependencies and the error doesn't
Installing for dependencies:
There are 3 separate bugs that go in the order:
this bug, bug #435714, bug #435702
OK, that's really strange. I don't even know which package might have made the
From strace which is not included here I think that it is trying to find fonts
in several directories, last of them being ~/.fonts. These probably do not exist
(at least .fonts) and the application just exits.
Follow the steps to reproduce and then strace sniff. Any other ideas how we can
On my Client install, sniff starts just fine. Then again, I have GNOME installed...
Zack, please try installing using a kickstart file containing
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