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#1 2003-05-05 02:35:44

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pacman -Su - X fonts / fluxbox problem

Dang, I'm sorry to pile in with a ton of problems, but this one has really knocked me out.

I just did pacman -Sy and then pacman -Su and I seem to have completely hosed the X font server. I seem to remember reading something somewhere about this recently, but now i can't find it.

The upgrade didn't go smoothly and I've probably screwed something up.

First it crashed in the download complaining of xemacs-sumo from unofficial. I removed this package and then it completed the download and moved to dependency check.

Then the dependency check kept complaining about a ton of stuff in:
/usr/share/cups/model/... and
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/ something.mo
as well as the same file in a few other languages ja, and two or three others.

Here I probably did a bad thing,I deleted these directories and files.

This let the upgrade proceed to completion but it wasn't good afterward.

At first I tried to fire up mozilla and I just get Exit 1. Then I exited X and rebooted but afterward, when I startx, fluxbox has these microscopic menus and slot. I exit X and find messages complaining about missing fonts.

Any advice (other than Hit the Road 8-) is very much appreciated.

Thank You...

John E. A.

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#2 2003-05-05 04:20:07

sarah31
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Re: pacman -Su - X fonts / fluxbox problem

well if part of your upgrade was obtaining xfree86 4.3 then there could be a few issues that should be solved by running:

fc-cache -v as root

this will rebuild your fonts.


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#3 2003-05-05 04:24:45

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Re: pacman -Su - X fonts / fluxbox problem

OK, I remembered where I read it. It's clearly spelled out in the announcements forum that fc-cache should be run as root after the XFree86 4.3.0 upgrade.

This fixed my microscopic fonts and menus.

mozilla was my fault too. I had installed it from their binary to get the 1.4a version.

Sorry for the false alarm.

Thanks Again for putting up with my newbie panic...

John E. A.

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#4 2003-05-05 05:07:21

sarah31
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Re: pacman -Su - X fonts / fluxbox problem

if you really want to have the 1.4a version of mozilla then:

as root run :

abs

then:

cd /usr/abs/network/mozilla

<youreditor> PKGBUILD

change the pkver line to 1.4a then edit the source=() to the prper url to the 1.4a source.

then issue:

makepkg

sit back and wait while it compiles. when it is done

pacman -U mozilla-1.4a-1.pkg.tar.gz

you do not need to install the lib or include packages that are also built.

the whole process will take about an hour if you are using about a 1.53 GHz chip.


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