Missing required font Vera.ttf

Bug #459330 reported by Pandemonium on 2009-10-23
This bug affects 2 people
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xwax (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xwax

When trying to launch xwax from the command line, the following error is given:
Font 'Vera.ttf' cannot be found in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera /usr/share/fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera /usr/share/fonts/TTF.

Apparently ttf-bitstream-vera has been removed from Karmic. See comment #14 here:

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 23 12:00:17 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release Candidate i386 (20091020.2)
Package: xwax 0.5-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: xwax
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Pandemonium (djpandemonium) wrote :
Eric Hedekar (stochastic) wrote :

For now, an easy workaround is to install the ttf-bitstream-vera font package. I'll work on making a patch that will require this package on install. Upstream has mentioned that they're planning on moving the software to DejaVu since it's much more widely used.

Pandemonium (djpandemonium) wrote :

ttf-bitstream-vera does not seem to be in the repositories for a default installation of Karmic RC UNR. Is there another repository that's missing?

Eric Hedekar (stochastic) wrote :

My mistake, it is infact removed entirely from the current Karmic repositories. A manual install of the Jaunty .deb file will fix it though. That .deb file is available here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/all/ttf-bitstream-vera/download

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Can we find a way to fix this properly? Can we patch xwax to use another font?

Eric Hedekar (stochastic) wrote :

I know this has been fixed upstream and it may already be fixed in lucid's 0.6 version of xwax. It is a simple fix to write a patch for Karmic though.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

It's not fixed in 0.6-3 in lucid yet. It's fixed in upstream 0.7-beta2 though.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This has been fixed upstream, 0.7 is released. 0.7-2 is available in Debian too.

I'll ask for a sync, this is a bug fix release.

v0.7 (2010-02-26)

* Multiple crates in music selector (Yves Adler)
* Fix a potential buffer overflow (Matej Laitl)
* Higher quality resampler
* Improved pitch stability over long mixes
* Installation script and man page for distributions
* Moved from Bitstream Vera to DejaVu font
* Minor fixes

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Sync bug 534857 filed.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Fixed in 0.7-2 in Lucid.

Changed in xwax (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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