Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 608071
fonts.conf doesn't include /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc and applications segfault
Last modified: 2010-07-16 00:34:37 EDT
Description of problem:
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf doesn't include <dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc</dir> which cause that on installation with Xorg only applications segfault. This is because in config there are:
<dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1</dir> <dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/TTF</dir> <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts</dir>
which don't have to be installed (installation without force).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606671#c0
No "<dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc</dir>" in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
"<dir>/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc</dir>" in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
See more on TK bug, Firefox and Thunderbird bugs:
This is intentional, AFAIK, we don't want apps chosing those bitmap fonts.
See bug 607057 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582665#c7.
There do not have to be any font installed with Xorg. Hence, the application should handle the situation with no font installed itself (or the library which needs it).
This use case is just not supported - you must have fonts to use X
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