Bug 478786 - urw fonts not working
urw fonts not working
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: urw-fonts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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: 871860 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-01-04 20:15 EST by Rick Richardson
Modified: 2013-03-06 22:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-03-06 17:56:12 EST
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matchbox.fig (3.13 KB, image/x-xfig)
2009-01-04 20:15 EST, Rick Richardson
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Description Rick Richardson 2009-01-04 20:15:50 EST
Created attachment 328166 [details]

Using xfig-3.2.5-10.fc9.i386

$ xfig matchbox.fig
Can't find -urw-nimbus roman no9 l-medium-r-normal--8-*-*-*-*-*-ISO8859-*, using


# cd /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
# mkfontdir > fonts.dir
# mkfontscale > fonts.scale
# mkfontdir > fonts.dir  # Do it twice!
# xset fp rehash

$ xfig matchbox.fig

No problem !!!!
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2009-01-05 04:02:05 EST
This is not an xfig problem then, but an urw-fonts problem, and one which I believe is already fixed, but I'll leave judging that to the urw-fonts maintainer. Changing component and re-assigning.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:28:13 EDT
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Comment 4 Susi Lehtola 2012-10-31 11:07:19 EDT
*** Bug 871860 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Susi Lehtola 2012-10-31 11:08:16 EDT
I have the same issue on F17.
Comment 6 Susi Lehtola 2012-10-31 11:13:16 EDT
(In reply to comment #5)
> I have the same issue on F17.

.. and the fix in the description solved the issue for me, but this should be fixed in the package.
Comment 7 Mark Alford 2012-12-03 15:36:04 EST
Yes, I have the same problem in Fedora 17. It stopped me from using xfig to produce diagrams, because xfig uses urw nimbus roman no9 as its "Times Roman" font.
Comment 8 Chris Schanzle 2013-02-25 18:45:13 EST
google search led me here too.  I'm on RHEL/CentOS 6 and things are remarkably similar to Fedora 17.  First, the 'quick fix' - it is only necessary to run (as root):

mkfontscale /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
mkfontdir   /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1

[and 'xset fp rehash' as the current user if you want the currently-running font server to pick up changes.]

I think urw-fonts is missing one or more Requires, because the postinstall scriptlet seems to be doing the right thing, but it's not being done (fonts.dir, fonts.scale are not created).  Reinstalling the urw-fonts package also 'fixes' the problem:

# rm /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/fonts.{scale,dir}
# date
Mon Feb 25 18:24:42 EST 2013
# yum -d 0 -y reinstall urw-fonts
# # 
# ls -l /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/fonts.{scale,dir}
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31050 Feb 25 18:24 /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/fonts.dir
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31050 Feb 25 18:24 /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/fonts.scale

Below shows both utilities come from xorg-x11-font-utils:
  rpm -qf `which mkfontdir` `which mkfontscale`

I'm not an expert, but perhaps add to the spec:
  Requires: xorg-x11-font-utils

My installation logs also show urw-fonts being installed before xorg-x11-font-utils.  That shouldn't happen!  :-)

Comment 9 Susi Lehtola 2013-02-26 07:23:49 EST
Indeed - it's clear that the post phase should require xorg-x11-font-utils, so I went ahead and used my provenpackager privileges to fix this, since the bug has been open for more than four years(!).
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-02-26 07:50:44 EST
urw-fonts-2.4-14.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2013-02-26 07:50:55 EST
urw-fonts-2.4-14.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2013-02-26 21:27:00 EST
Package urw-fonts-2.4-14.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing urw-fonts-2.4-14.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2013-03-06 17:56:14 EST
urw-fonts-2.4-14.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2013-03-06 18:04:25 EST
urw-fonts-2.4-14.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 15 Chris Schanzle 2013-03-06 22:47:13 EST
Thanks!  If someone could clone this as a RHEL 5 & 6 bug, it would make for a slightly better place to compute in.  :-)

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