Bug 487499 - xterm should "Recommends:" xorg-x11-fonts-misc
xterm should "Recommends:" xorg-x11-fonts-misc
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xterm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-26 06:14 EST by Dick Marinus
Modified: 2017-02-06 06:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: xterm-327-3.fc26
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Last Closed: 2017-02-06 06:07:15 EST
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Description Dick Marinus 2009-02-26 06:14:24 EST
Description of problem:

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e xorg-x11-fonts-misc
2. yum install xterm
3. start xterm
Actual results:
Error starting xterm, control-mouse1 stalls xterm for a while, can't change fontsize

Expected results:
No errors, can change fontsize

Additional info:
Please add xorg-x11-fonts-misc as a requirement of the xterm rpm.
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2009-02-26 06:36:51 EST
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.
Comment 2 Dick Marinus 2009-02-26 13:40:10 EST
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...
Comment 3 Dick Marinus 2009-02-27 04:05:00 EST
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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Comment 6 Matthew Miller 2017-02-05 17:57:25 EST
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.
Comment 7 Miroslav Lichvar 2017-02-06 06:07:15 EST
Good idea, thanks.

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