Bug 741248 - GTK does not have a dependency on the fonts necessary to render widgets
Summary: GTK does not have a dependency on the fonts necessary to render widgets
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-26 11:45 UTC by Graham White
Modified: 2014-09-25 05:52 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 988032 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 19:58:08 UTC

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Description Graham White 2011-09-26 11:45:58 UTC
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/15.0.874.21 Safari/535.2

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.

Reproducible: Always

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
Actual Results:  
Without this package virt-manager does not display any fonts (squares are rendered where fonts should be).

Expected Results:  
I should be able to run virt-manager and have it display correctly.

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2011-09-26 14:51:54 UTC
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

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2011-09-26 14:55:02 UTC
If you want fonts, install the fonts group.

Comment 3 Graham White 2011-09-26 15:27:07 UTC
The package xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 required by virt-manager is not part of the Fonts group so that wouldn't help.

Comment 4 Daniel Berrangé 2011-09-26 15:32:17 UTC
> 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.

Comment 5 Graham White 2011-09-27 06:43:26 UTC
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?

Comment 6 Trey Dockendorf 2011-10-17 04:51:03 UTC
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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