ttf-mscorefonts installer error on 17.10

Bug #1719863 reported by Sebastian Rost on 2017-09-27
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
msttcorefonts (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

During install, i get:

ttf-mscorefonts-installer: processing...
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading
  Could not handshake: An unexpected TLS packet was received.
E: Fehlschlag beim Holen von fonts/final/andale32.exe Could not handshake: An unexpected TLS packet was received.
E: Herunterladen fehlgeschlagen

Package version: ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.6ubuntu2)

Ricardo (nu118yt3) wrote :

Every Ubuntu release have the same problem, over and over again with ubuntu-restricted-extras package... come on!!!
sourceforge connection is just a pain...

I'll keep running:

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/*
sudo apt purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Until it manage to download all .exe files!!!

Why is this package is not containing the files by it self by now?!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in msttcorefonts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Andrei B. (andrei-balint) wrote :

I followed the solution on this page (get the .deb from Debian upstream) and it worked

Struggling with this myself - different kind of error though:

$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading
  Redirection from https to '' is forbidden
E: Failed to fetch fonts/final/arialb32.exe Redirection from https to '' is forbidden
E: Download Failed
Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.6ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.11.94-0ubuntu2) ...

This should ideally by moved to a more reliable hosting solution than

Will try the "deb" package mentioned above.

Videonauth (videonauth) wrote :

can confirm this is ongoing since 15.10 till now 17.10. A possible workaround which always works is the following:

# install it
sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

# dont purge or uninstall despite of errors, instead do the following
TMP=$(mktemp -d)
cd "$TMP"
awk '/Url/ {system("wget "$2)}' /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudo /usr/lib/msttcorefonts/update-ms-fonts "$TMP"/*
sudo touch /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
cd ..
rm -r "$TMP"

Hope this helps guys.

Nenad (uxbal) wrote :

Seems to work and install normally on 18.04 since the last couple of days.

Shane Reimer (zenon222-s) wrote :

Does not work in 18.04. Videonauth's workaround doesn't work. This is pathetic.

Videonauth (videonauth) wrote :

What on my workaround does not work anymore, the folders did not change as far I can see.

Ivan Cruz (ivan-cruz) wrote :

Just worked for me. Thanks Videonauth!

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