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Old 04-17-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Msttcorefonts Package: Error processing Msttcorefonts (--configure)

apt-get install msttcorefonts
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
msttcorefonts is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up msttcorefonts (1.1.4) ...

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.

andale32.exe: no valid cabinets found

All done, errors in processing 1 file(s)
dpkg: error processing msttcorefonts (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

dpkg -l msttcorefonts
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
iF msttcorefonts 1.1.4 Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

Any advice on resolving the error, please?

Thanks !
Old 04-18-2004, 05:18 AM   #2
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Grab the package - or just the fonts - manually from the Sourceforge project page.

Old 04-18-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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to get the fonts from exe you can use cabextract.

This is my slackware's method which may help you to install fonts.

First, you have to decide a path where the fonts are stored. In my system, the bitstream fonts are in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF. So I will use it.

1. change to root
2. make sure a font path is ok:
- edit /etc/X11/XF86config and make sure that /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF are there.
- edit /etc/fonts/local.conf and make sure that there are <dir>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF</dir>
3. copy the ttf to that directory
4. go to the font dir and type:
5. Restart X (even if the fonts may be available without restarting X)

Each time you want to install new ttf fonts you can repeat step 3-4-5.
Old 04-18-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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forget to say, some applications like open office may need setup (in OO's case is spadmin) in order to show up new fonts

Last edited by codec; 04-18-2004 at 02:16 PM.


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