Bug 51050 - "misc" font directory entry removed from .../fs/config during upgrade to Roswell.
Summary: "misc" font directory entry removed from .../fs/config during upgrade to Rosw...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-06 21:34 UTC by Bill Crawford
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-22 19:39:05 UTC

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Description Bill Crawford 2001-08-06 21:34:01 UTC
After upgrade to Roswell, "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" is mysteriously
missing from the font server config file "/etc/X11/fs/config".  The
directory is there, the "fonts.dir" file is present and correct (because it
works fine once the directory is added back to the catalog).  Symptom is X
failing to start because it 'cannot open default font "fixed"'.

The directory was listed there prior to the upgrade, and I tried restarting
xfs first :o)

As an aside, I also found my entries for 75dpi and 100dpi appeared to have
been swapped, but that's a minor irritation :o)

Can't figure out why this should happen as the postinstall script looks
like it should have added the directory back in?

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 22:09:46 UTC
What version of X did you have installed previously?

Comment 2 Bill Crawford 2001-08-06 22:35:38 UTC
Rawhide from a few weeks back (the last working 4.1 version, I think July 13th
release) with the DRI & DRM stuff recompiled from CVS.  The (misc) fonts were
from Mike's RPM package, with no change (really).  The only changes I made were
to get DRI working -- which incidentally is working now, with the installed
XFree86 RPM and the kernel + DRM module from before the upgrade.

This wasn't a big deal to fix, and I'm used to X being one of the problem areas

It's possible the postuninstall script from the _old_ package did something bad,
I suppose.

Comment 3 Danial Howard 2001-08-22 19:39:01 UTC
After a clean install of Roswell 7.1.94,  I see this error message when trying
to start X-windows:

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-24 14:30:21 UTC
THis problem is in the older rawhide release.  Upgrades between
rawhide releases is the cause of the problem and is unavoidable.
Anyone upgrading from rawhide X <= approx 0.9.10 or so, possibly
even later versions, to a new release, will see this problem.

howadani@isu.edu:  The problem you are seeing is bug #51033, and
is fixed also.

Just to stress this:  This bug is fixed, but anyone upgrading, will
still see it as a bug.  The bug is in the _old_ package, and nothing
can be done about it.  ;o)

Comment 5 Nick Simicich 2001-08-28 15:13:13 UTC
I'm trying to figure out how to get xfs working - all the bugs point ot 50133 
and 50133 is one of those bugs that the public can't see.

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-28 16:25:22 UTC
The solution is to upgrade to the latest XFree86-4.1.0-0.99.2 package.

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