newly installed fonts don't show up in hardy

Bug #212669 reported by Akkana Peck on 2008-04-06
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
x-ttcidfont-conf (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Hardy (beta), no fonts installed after the initial X installation are visible via the X font mechanism. Installing the same font packages in gutsy and feisty do add fonts to X.

Binary package hint: ttf-freefont

apt-get install ttf-freefont
Then look for free* in gtkfontsel or xfontsel.
They showed up under gutsy, but not on hardy beta.

(I have a fairly minimal install (from debootstrap), so it may be that the problem is a missing dependency.

Akkana Peck (akkzilla) wrote :

This isn't just a ttf-freefont problem -- none of the font packages, not xfonts-* nor ttf-* nor scripts like msttcorefonts, are adding themselves to the font list visible to X. Reassigning to fontconfig as a more general fonts-under-X package.

description: updated
Akkana Peck (akkzilla) wrote :

Strike that about xfonts-* packages -- they do work, it's just the ttf packages and msttcorefonts that don't.

I've tried dpkg-reconfigure on several different font packages; on dpkg-reconfigure x-ttcidfont-conf, regardless of whether I choose freetype or xtt, it prints:

Cleaning up category cmap..
Cleaning up category cid..
Cleaning up category truetype..
Updating category truetype..
Updating category cid..
Updating category cmap
opendir: No such file or directory

I'm guessing this "No such file or directory" may be related to the ttf files not showing up.

Searching on that, I found debian bug
and indeed, the fix found in that file (replace the nonexistent path names with ones that actually exist) seems to cure the problem. Could hardy also take that fix?

Akkana Peck (akkzilla) wrote :
Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

Please sync version 27 from Debian unstable. It fixes this bug.

Changed in x-ttcidfont-conf:
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :


Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Getting binaries for hardy...
[Updating] x-ttcidfont-conf (26 [Ubuntu] < 27 [Debian])
 * Trying to add x-ttcidfont-conf...
  - <x-ttcidfont-conf_27.tar.gz: downloading from>
  - <x-ttcidfont-conf_27.dsc: downloading from>
I: x-ttcidfont-conf [main] -> x-ttcidfont-conf_26 [main].

Changed in x-ttcidfont-conf:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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