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Old 12-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Cant install msttcorefonts


I cant install msttcorefonts.

When i type


Code:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
or go through synapic i get an error both times

Anyone know where i can get it and install manually.

(Must also admitt >> ive iv never installed manually b4!)
 
Old 12-19-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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here is one rpm link

http://sourceforge.net/projects/corefonts/

do google search for Microsoft Core Fonts. there will be many hits.

One that is a tar ball

http://thelinuxbox.org/?page_id=3

uncompress and then (depending on distro) place the fonts in your fonts folder or use the font installer of the distro.

Last edited by cybertaz; 12-19-2006 at 11:43 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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What errors with Synaptic??

The fonts are available in many places--just add them to /usr/share/fonts/TTF
 
Old 12-20-2006, 05:38 AM   #4
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I tried reinstalling them but when i open synaptic it says

dpkg was interupted. you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.


Whats that about?
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:31 AM   #5
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I did that and got the following.


Quote:
Errors were encountered while processing:
msttcorefonts
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Ack! Something bad happened while installing packages. Trying to recover:
Setting up msttcorefonts (1.2ubuntu2) ...
warning: /usr/share/X11/fonts/truetype does not exist or is not a directory
These fonts were provided by Microsoft "in the interest of cross-
platform compatibility". This is no longer the case, but they are
still available from third parties.

You are free to download these fonts and use them for your own use,
but you may not redistribute them in modified form, including changes
to the file name or packaging format.
--14:43:56-- http://belnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...ts/andale32.ex e
=> `./andale32.exe'
Resolving belnet.dl.sourceforge.net... 193.190.198.97
Connecting to belnet.dl.sourceforge.net|193.190.198.97|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... Read error (Connection reset by peer) in headers.
Giving up.

--14:47:05-- http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/s...fonts/andale32. exe
=> `./andale32.exe'
Resolving easynews.dl.sourceforge.net... 69.16.168.245
Connecting to easynews.dl.sourceforge.net|69.16.168.245|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... Read error (Connection reset by peer) in headers.
Giving up.

--14:50:15-- http://twtelecom.dl.sourceforge.net/...fonts/andale32 .exe
=> `./andale32.exe'
Resolving twtelecom.dl.sourceforge.net... 207.250.4.12
Connecting to twtelecom.dl.sourceforge.net|207.250.4.12|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... Read error (Connection reset by peer) in headers.
Giving up.

--14:53:24-- http://aleron.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...ts/andale32.ex e
=> `./andale32.exe'
Resolving aleron.dl.sourceforge.net... 204.157.3.229
Connecting to aleron.dl.sourceforge.net|204.157.3.229|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... Read error (Connection reset by peer) in headers.
Giving up.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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Are you trying to connect to all those addresses using Synaptic? I don't know if these are repositories that Synaptic will recognize....

I think just downloading them and putting them in the folder may be the easiest way to go. Use the link cybertaz gave.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 06:02 AM   #7
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Sorry for so long in replying. Ive downloaded msttcorefonts and extracted the folder to my desktop. You said to copy it into usr/share/fonts/TTF.

The thing is i have only the folders "truetype" "type1" and "wine" in the usr/share/fonts folder

Which one do i place the new msttcorefonts package?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by meniscus
Sorry for so long in replying. Ive downloaded msttcorefonts and extracted the folder to my desktop. You said to copy it into usr/share/fonts/TTF.

The thing is i have only the folders "truetype" "type1" and "wine" in the usr/share/fonts folder

Which one do i place the new msttcorefonts package?
Sorry, on Fedora, its TTF. Truetype is the same thing but I am actually not sure if it matters. Try it and see.........

Oh---a package? You may have to unpack or something first. What you need is a bunch of files ending in ".ttf" .
 
Old 01-10-2007, 08:09 AM   #9
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I now have the folder msttcorefonts in the folder /usr/share/fonts/truetype

But it still gives me errors when i update and upgrade.

I wouldnt mind but i cant upgrade to dapper

The problem is when i type

Code:
sudo aptitude-dist upgrade

And the output is shown below




Code:
meniscus@meniscot:~$ sudo aptitude update
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security Release.gpg [191B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/restricted Packages
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/universe Packages
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports Release.gpg [191B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/multiverse Sources
Fetched 571B in 4s (140B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
meniscus@meniscot:~$ sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
meniscus@meniscot:~$

When i type

Code:
dpkg --configure -a

I get the same time out errors from the server i posted before?
 
Old 01-10-2007, 02:10 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by meniscus
I now have the folder msttcorefonts in the folder /usr/share/fonts/truetype

But it still gives me errors when i update and upgrade.

I get the same time out errors from the server i posted before?
What does this have to do with installing fonts????

If you have a new issue it should go in a new post.
 
  


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