Ubuntu

xorg depends on fonts, package does not.

Reported by rew on 2009-07-31
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg

The package doesn't depend on/pull in the fonts. But starting an Xserver then results in:

Fatal server error:
No valid FontPath could be found.

after:

apt-get install xfonts-base

the Xserver starts.

Ooops. This IS on the older 8.10 version of ubuntu, so maybe this has been fixed in jaunty. kostunrix:~# apt-cache policy xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg:
  Installed: 1:7.4~5ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1:7.4~5ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1:7.4~5ubuntu3 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
kostunrix:~# apt-cache policy xfonts-base
xfonts-base:
  Installed: 1:1.0.0-5
  Candidate: 1:1.0.0-5
  Version table:
 *** 1:1.0.0-5 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
kostunrix:~#

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

xserver-xorg-core Recommends xfonts-base, and such packages are installed by default on 8.10->. I don't know how you managed to not get it installed.

affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

let's leave open until it's known why it's just Recommends.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Invalid → New
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

ok, it's like that because you can use a remote font server, in which case you don't need to have xfonts-base installed.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

reopening, will investigate further. xserver 1.6 in jaunty should not need xfonts-base.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → New
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-07-02
tags: added: workflow
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2011-05-11
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton)
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2013-09-11
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
assignee: Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) → nobody
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