Bug 49624 - vanishing fonts
vanishing fonts
Product: Red Hat Linux
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: 2001-07-21 16:23 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-05 23:57:19 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2001-07-21 16:23:07 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.
Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2001-07-21 16:26:21 EDT
For "earlier complaints" mentioned above see pictures attached to #27072.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-07-23 17:17:07 EDT
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-24 23:58:49 EDT
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.

Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2001-07-25 00:20:03 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-12 02:42:01 EST
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)
Comment 6 Michal Jaegermann 2002-03-12 12:29:45 EST
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!
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-13 01:33:23 EST
Ok great, thanks for the quick feedback.

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