Re: [OT] TTF problem while compiling from source

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Can anyone shed some light on this? I still haven't been able to
resolve this. Just some pointers on where I might find my answers is
all I need. This font business is very confusing to me.

2009/10/7 Suvayu Ali <fatkasuvayu+linux@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a weird problem probably very specific to Fedora, hence who better to
> ask but thte list? ;)
> I am trying to compile the latest svn trunk of ROOT[1]. It compiles without
> errors and everything seems fine. While using the interactive CLI (known as
> CINT, its an _interpreter_ for C++), one of the GUIs segfaults with an error
> like this:
>> Root > Error in <RootX11ErrorHandler>: BadFont (invalid Font parameter)
>> (XID: 54526094, XREQ: 46)
> I have reported this to the developers and they haven't been able to
> duplicate this problem on their end (on Scientific Linux 4 & 5). Hence they
> think this might be something very specific to Fedora. On my system I have
> installed everything using yum, so unless there is some inconsistency
> somewhere everything should be fine. I haven't seen any other font problems
> in any of the apps I use. So kinda stumped how to troubleshoot this.
> This is what one of them had to say about the problem,
>> That's really weird. It looks like it is connected with the GUI.
>> Note that the fact something is installed using yum does not makes it
>> safe. I recently had problem with a package called graphviz. The official
>> yum version did not work for me. I had to installed it myself. But is the
>> case the TTF yum install should be good I guess.
> (he made the last comment since I had mentioned I have used yum for
> everything)
> Now what would be the packages I should be looking at for this? I tried `yum
> search ttf' but that only comes up with fonts. Is there some package that
> controls how fonts behave in general? I have heard of fontconfig and
> something about ROOT not using fontconfig[2] but I don't know whether that
> is relevant here.
> This framework is like bread and butter for me, so pointers to where I
> should look to get behind all this will be very helpful. Thank you in
> advance for any suggestions.
> [1]
> [2] This was mentioned in a Review request for ROOT. Look at comment #33 by
> Nicolas Mailhot in the following bugzilla report.
> --
> Suvayu
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.


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