Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 487499
xterm should "Recommends:" xorg-x11-fonts-misc
Last modified: 2017-02-06 06:07:15 EST
Description of problem:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e xorg-x11-fonts-misc
2. yum install xterm
3. start xterm
Error starting xterm, control-mouse1 stalls xterm for a while, can't change fontsize
No errors, can change fontsize
Please add xorg-x11-fonts-misc as a requirement of the xterm rpm.
Can you please try xterm-242-1.fc10 from updates-testing? There were some changes related to fonts.
I'd prefer to not require any specific font package, because xterm should be usable without any font packages installed and users may want to use different fonts.
I've just tried xterm-242-1 and the startup error message is gone but ctrl-clicking still freezes xterm and I can't change the fontsize.
I still have the following error message:
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
Using a different font wouldn't be a problem for me but that doesn't seem to work either. I suppose I can only use fonts from the xorg-x11-fonts-misc package...
I've found something, xterm -fa mono seems to switch to a nice font.
But ctrl-clicking still stalls xterm for a while (which isn't a real issue for me).
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Now that RPM has "Recommends", we could make use of that here. On a stock Fedora Workstation install, adding xterm and running it results in a functioning xterm but the warning "xterm: cannot load font '-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1'"
Adding Recommends "xorg-x11-fonts-misc" would resolve this.
Good idea, thanks.