Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49624
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:59 EDT
Description of Problem:
In Fairfax totally vanished packages for ISO8859-2 suplying 'misc'
(last time seen as XFree86-ISO8859-2-1.0-15) and scalable, Type1,
(was XFree86-ISO8859-2-Type1-fonts-1.0-15) fonts. Is this a response
for earlier complaints that working fonts from RH 6.2 distribution
were later replaced by some broken sets? 'misc' set used to supply
a default "fixed" font used all over by X applications as a fall-back.
In general from scalable, non "western Europe" fonts, in Fairfax only
a Greek set seems to survive for reasons not entirely clear.
Another example of "vanishing fonts" is provided by 'metamail' package
which used to have some extra fonts in /usr/lib/metamail/fonts/.
Currently only an empty directory /usr/lib/metamail/ remains with
no clear purpose outside of eating some inodes on a disk.
For "earlier complaints" mentioned above see pictures attached to #27072.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
Hi Michal, no this is not a response to that. ;o) Those font
packages are not owned by me, and I have no idea why they were removed.
XFree86 now has packages similarly named. They do not however contain
the same fonts.
Hi Mike! I think that if you are talking about Fairfax (as opposed to
RH 7.1) then even "XFree86 now has packages similarly named" is not
entirely correct. Just grep for ISO8859-2 on Fairfax comps.
These fonts are now in fonts-ISO8859-2 in rawhide. I am hoping
all is well with them now. If not, please open a new bug report
and beat me silly. ;o)
Quick peek at the content of _eight_ packages in rawhide suggests that you
are right. Let us hope that they will find their way into a distribution. :-)
It is nice that some of these got "divorced" from the main XFree86 package.
I will try to see if some funnies crept in (hope not). Thanks!
Ok great, thanks for the quick feedback.