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Old 09-20-2005, 09:28 AM   #1
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Improving fonts under Mandriva 10.1


I am trying to improve the fonts on Mandriva and I have been trying to apply the instructions on the webpage "Mini HOWTO: Getting Perfect Fonts on Mandrake 10.1" by Noel Llopis (please Google it, as I have less than 5 posts and cannot type a webpage address)

Unfortunately I cannot even complete the second step (I skipped step 1 as I like anti-aliasing). When I trying to extract the files from freetype-2.1.10.tar.gz into /usr/local/src, I get the following message: "You do not have write permission o this folder. Please provide another folder".

Heh?????

Caezar
 
Old 09-20-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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Hi there, to be able to write to that part of the disk you need to be logged in as root

from console type:-

su

then your root password

To make things easier for you self next type konqueror, this will open konqueror as root and all following actions from within konqueror will be performed with root access including extracting the archive.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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It worked! Thanks.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 06:55 PM   #4
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I am now stuck at:

# ./configure --prefix=/usr
# make
# make install

I typed the first line as it is...
I get "bash: .configure: no such file or directory"

I assume I need to replace configure, prefix and usr by something, but what is it?

Caezar
 
Old 09-21-2005, 05:20 AM   #5
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Hi there,

When you extracted the freetype-2.1.10.tar.tz archive it should have made a folder called freetype-2.1.10 (in your home)

from the command line, you need to change to this folder :-

cd freetype-2.1.10

then you should be able to

# ./configure --prefix=/usr
# make
# make install

you don`t actually type the #`s they are just to tell you your logged in as a normal user ($ means root)

hope that helps
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:02 AM   #6
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It worked

Thank you very much.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #7
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Your very welcome
 
  


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