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The package for virt-manager in Fedora 15 x86_64 seems to be missing a dependency for the files provided by the package xorg-x11-fonts-Type1.noarch.
Steps to Reproduce:
Here's what I did...
1. Network install Fedora 15 x86_64 using the "minimal" install option
2. Yum install the "Base", "Virtualisation" and "X Window System" groups
3. Connect to the system via SSH with X Forwarding
4. Run virt-manager
Without this package virt-manager does not display any fonts (squares are rendered where fonts should be).
I should be able to run virt-manager and have it display correctly.
virt-manager shouldn't need to depend on this. Maybe the "X Window System" comps group or gtk should pull in xorg-x11-fonts-Type1
Reassigning to comps
If you want fonts, install the fonts group.
The package xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 required by virt-manager is not part of the Fonts group so that wouldn't help.
> The package xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 required by virt-manager is not part of the
> Fonts group so that wouldn't help.
AFAIK, virt-manager does not require any particular font to be installed. Any requirement for particular fonts is imposed by GTK or the GTK theme, so it is those packages which should deal with dependencies.
Yes that's more than likely the case I should think. To discover the package I've reported here I ran an strace against virt-manager. I had been installing a few random font packages but none of them seemed to work. Perhaps the GTK packages should source a minimal set of fonts, after all, getting the user to do that separately for a system that clearly requires some sort of text display functionality seems a little odd to me. Is it worth opening a separate bug against the GTK packages?
I've run into this on a minimal system with no X Windows installed. I only access virt-manager via X11 forwarding, and have solved the problem by installing dejavu-lgc-sans-fonts. That's the single package I've found to solve this problem.
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