[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#422980: ttf-dejavu: fontconfig error: cannot load default config file
zinosat at tiscali.it
Wed Jul 4 20:24:35 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 12:00:06AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I suspect the source of this bug is the fact that fontconfig is
> unpackaged but not yet configured when ttf-dejavu is configured by
> dpkg. I suspect this must be fixed either in fontconfig, making sure
> it isn't hooking into defoma before it is configured, or in defoma, by
> letting it depend or recommend the fontconfig package to make sure
> fontconfig is configured before defoma, and thus before all fonts
> depending on defoma.
> We ran into this bug in Debian Edu in Etch, giving us false positives
> when checking the installation for errors. See
> <URL:http://bugs.skolelinux.no/show_bug.cgi?id=1198> for our bug
I spent some time trying to reproduce the problem in a chroot:
I've created a bare minimal sarge chroot, dist-upgraded to etch
and tried some combinations of apt-get/dpkg in order to
install/remove ttf-dejavu and fontconfig but with no success.
As suggested on IRC, the problem apparently arises when dealing with
a large number of packages;
I've reproduced the problem running the following in the etch chroot
apt-get install xorg gnome
note that installing xorg alone or gnome alone does not trigger the problem.
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