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    Problem with gnome-font-install (segfault)
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 – 02:31
    I’m running a testing Debian system on a vanilla 2.2.20 kernel, Athlon Classic. gnome-font-install segfaults in every attempt to execute it with non-informational arguments, and this is bad since it’s an integral part of the libgnomeprint-data.postinst script. With a broken gnome font installation, Gnumeric refuses to run, and I want my spreadsheets, dammit.

    My first thought was that it might be a problem similar to one I found in xfonts-scalable.postinst where xftcache segfaults with an argument of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1, but works fine when a trailing slash is added after Type1, but adding slashes everywhere didn’t do the trick.
    I noticed that cdrecord flagged my kernel as being incompatible with it, since it was compiled on 2.4.x, and something like that is the only other possibility I can think of. Well, aside from gnome-font-install just being broken.

    DanielS: That version is known broken, a new one should hit woody soon.

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    Subject: Re: Problem with gnome-font-install (segfault)
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/03/08 – 14:06
    i’m not sure if this is related or not, but the day it was posted i had done an upgrade (unstable) and now all my fonts in anything gnome related are not showing up. menus are gone, labels are gone, tabs gone.. i can’t even input into entry fields because nothing shows up (neither is the text even being inputted)

    i have a screenshot available at here if there’s any confusion as to what i mean.

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    Subject: Re: Problem with gnome-font-install (segfault)
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/03/08 – 16:47
    was finally able to fix this with:

    apt-get install –reinstall xfonts-base
    a kernel update
    and a reboot.

    i’m guessing that reinstalling xfonts-base was the important part though.

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    Subject: Re: Problem with gnome-font-install (segfault)
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/03/17 – 21:40
    I tried reinstalling xfonts-base to no change in the error messages. It was worth a shot.

    Incidentally, I’ve also installed the latest Debian upgrade of the libgnomeprint-bin package (which contains gnome-font-install) and it’s still broken.

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    Subject: Re: gnome-font-install segfault?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/03/06 – 11:06
    I Have the same problem with Kernel 2.4.17 and Debian Sid.
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    Subject: Re: gnome-font-install segfault?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/03/08 – 05:28
    I’ve run into the same problem running debian unstable on my laptop..

    It’s been like that forever.. I made various stabs at fixing it a long time ago, but I forget at this point what I did, but none of it worked.

    Let me know if you figure out what it was!


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