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Old 03-18-2004, 09:49 PM   #1
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Fonts, fonts and more fonts ...

So the other day I finnaly got rid of windows from my laptop. Did a full format (from the dual boot with Debian and win) ... and partitioned and installed Debian. As soon as I got into the command line, I stuck the 2.6.4 kernel in, compiled and all ... no problems. I install X-server and fluxbox and all seemed peachy ... untill I tried running anything that required the use of fonts ... anything I open up a program it gives me two errors (and usually opens anyways but crashes eventually:

FontConfig warning: line 342: invalid edit binding "same"
FontConfig warning: line 354: invalid edit binding "same"

So ... I figure, it must be a fontconfig problem and try to get a newer version of fontconfig using apt-get but it tells me that my version is already the newest one ... so I decide to use my non-laptop computer and download Fontconfig-2-2.92 from the web and try to install. I did what the INSTALL said
> ./configure
> make
> make install

but on >make ... it yells at me saying

make[2]: ***No rule to make target 'fc-cache.1', needed by 'all-am'. Stop.
(some useless code) leaving directory ......./fontconfig-2.2.92/fc-cache
make[1]: *** [all recursive] Error 1
................... leaving directory ..... fontconfig
make: *** [all] Error 2

Does anyone have an idea on how I can get this version of fontconfig compiled, so that I may install it and hopefully fix my font problem (which is cuasing me to not go any further in my installing and re-loading of debain)

Old 03-19-2004, 03:43 AM   #2
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It's a configuration issue, upgrading the software will most likely not help and quite probably break your Debian installation.

Comment out the offending lines in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, run fc-cache -v and see what happens - it might solve your problem.



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