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Bug 49243 - XFree86-xfs-4.1.0-0.9.0 breaks /etc/X11/fs/config
XFree86-xfs-4.1.0-0.9.0 breaks /etc/X11/fs/config
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-17 08:44 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-04-10 11:28:47 EDT
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broken /etc/X11/fs/config (785 bytes, text/plain)
2001-07-17 08:44 EDT, Jonathan Kamens
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2001-07-17 08:44:34 EDT
I upgraded to XFree86-xfs-4.1.0-0.9.0 and my /etc/X11/fs/config file was
modified -- many of the directories listed in my font path wre removed,
even though they exist and contain valid fonts.  So many directories were
removed, in fact, that "fixed" could no longer be found so the X server
wouldn't start.

I'll attach the broken config file.
Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2001-07-17 08:44:54 EDT
Created attachment 23827 [details]
broken /etc/X11/fs/config
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-07-17 11:02:42 EDT
The main thing missing is the "misc" font path, containing the font "fixed" - X
won't even start without it.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-18 13:53:01 EDT
I'm looking into this.  It might be a problem with rpm install scripts
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-22 17:42:24 EDT
Aparently the %postun scripts were hosing the xfs config.  A fix is present in
4.1.0-0.9.1 release but upgrades from prior 4.1.0 releases are likely to not
work.  This new package needs to be tested upgrading a stock 7.1 system with
no rawhide components installed.  The upgrade shouldn't strip the paths.

Need confirmation the fix works.
Comment 5 David Lawrence 2006-04-10 11:28:47 EDT
Closing due to inactivity. Please feel free to reopen this bug or refile this
bug against the latest release Fedora Core if you feel this bug is still
relevant today.

Thank you

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