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Old 11-29-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Installing fonts - kde 3.3.1

Geed evening folks.

I don't understand this message - so I'm asking before I do anything.

In kde, I went to :
control center -> system administration -> font installer

I got this message immideatly:

There was an error loading the module.
The diagnostics is:
/opt/kde/lib/ undefined symbol: FTC_Manager_LookupFace

Possible reasons:

1- An error occurred during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module
2- You have old third party modules lying around.

Check these points carefully and try to remove the module mentioned in the error message. If this fails, consider contacting your distributor or packager.
So I looked at the file - I got 3 libkfontxxxxx :

They are all the same size, and all created the same date and time.
The only difference is is NOT specified as a shared library.

What prompted this is I downloaded 6,xxx fonts and I was going to pick and
choose the ones I wanted. Any ideas? Same thing happens to others who
upgraded to kde 3.3.1?

Thanks for any help - tw
Old 11-30-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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I found away around the problem, but I didn't fix it.

Made CD. Took it too my other slack 10 system that has NOT been upgraded.
Found about 50 in the first 300 I wanted, emailed 'em back to myself (tar.gz),
extracted & copied them to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF , ran fc-cache, restarted
KDE and they are there and working.

Pain in the butt process, but it worked. I would still like some advice on a
proper resolution.

thanks agian - tw
Old 11-30-2004, 04:11 AM   #3
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No, I do not have these problems in KDE 3.3.1. But I compiled this KDE version myself and did not use third party packages. Your solution is a good method of installing fonts system-wide.
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I had the same problem with kde 3.3.1, but I used third party package.
FTC_Manager_LookupFace is variable wchich is declared in ftcache.h.
This file is included in libfreetype6-devel-2.1.9-2mdk.i586.rpm package, so you must upgrade yours libfreetype6 and libfree6-devel packages.

I did this and it's working.
Good luck!
Old 12-05-2004, 11:04 AM   #5
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In Slackware freetype is included in the package. But I think is it a problem of the packages, because I haven't got the problems mentioned above. I compiled KDE 3.3.1 on my own machine too.
The listing of libkfontinst.* on my system:
 ls -al /opt/kde/lib/libkfontinst.*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   1739 2004-10-13 23:57 /opt/kde/lib/*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     21 2004-11-12 15:28 /opt/kde/lib/ ->*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     21 2004-11-12 15:28 /opt/kde/lib/ ->*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 207484 2004-10-14 02:16 /opt/kde/lib/*
Seems like your missing the .la file. The other 2 are just symlinks to the actual library.

The contents of the is:
# - a libtool library file
# Generated by - GNU libtool 1.5a (1.1240 2003/06/26 06:55:19)
# Please DO NOT delete this file!
# It is necessary for linking the library.

# The name that we can dlopen(3).

# Names of this library.

# The name of the static archive.

# Libraries that this one depends upon.
dependency_libs=' -R/opt/kde/lib -R/usr/lib/qt/lib -R/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/lib/qt/lib -L/opt/kde/lib /usr/lib/./ -L/usr/i486-slackware-linux/bin -L/usr/i486-slackware-linux/lib -L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/../../../i486-slackware-linux/lib -L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/../.. -lfontenc /opt/kde/lib/ -L/usr/lib /opt/kde/lib/ /opt/kde/lib/ /opt/kde/lib/ /opt/kde/lib/ /opt/kde/lib/ -lresolv -lutil /usr/lib/ /usr/local/lib/ /opt/kde/lib/ /usr/lib/qt/lib/ -lmng -lfreetype -lfontconfig /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ -ljpeg -lGL -lXmu -lXrandr -lXcursor -lXinerama -lXft -ldl -lpng -lXext -lX11 -lSM -lICE -lpthread -lXrender /usr/lib/./ /usr/X11R6/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ -lz /usr/lib/./'

# Version information for libkfontinst.

# Is this an already installed library?

# Should we warn about portability when linking against -modules?

# Files to dlopen/dlpreopen

# Directory that this library needs to be installed in:
Maybe you could create the file if it is missing.
Hope this will help


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