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Re: GNUstep startup 0.14.1 SuSE 7.3 build error

From: Cody Brimhall
Subject: Re: GNUstep startup 0.14.1 SuSE 7.3 build error
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:15:17 -0800


GNUstep relies on special font "bundles" called nfonts.  Usually Helvetica seems to be installed by default, but without a little work, none of the other fonts on your system will be available to GNUstep applications.  Fonts should be installed at $GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT/Library/Fonts, $GNUSTEP_LOCAL_ROOT/Library/Fonts, or ~/GNUstep/Library/Fonts.

A helpful program called mknfonts can be used to turn TTF files (and possibly others, I don't really know) into nfont packages.  What I usually do is just make a copy of my TTF font directy, run "mknfonts *", and copy the resulting nfonts into $GNUSTEP_LOCAL_ROOT/Library/Fonts.

If you run Debian, you may just be able to get it with apt; otherwise, a quick Google search should turn up a .deb.  I can never seem to find the source on the Internet, so I've made a copy available at http://www.somuchwit.com/GNUstep/

Hope this helps!


On 2/19/06, Marko Riedel <address@hidden> wrote:

--- Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> schrieb:

> Marko Riedel wrote:
> > I get the following error when I try to build gnustep-gui. If you are
> > unable to help I will simply remove the GSpell service from the
> Makefile.
> >
> > GNUSTEP Internal Error:
> > The private GNUstep function to establish the argv and environment
> > variables was not called.
> > Please report the error to address@hidden.
> >
> This problem is not specific for your version of Linux. It shows up from
> time to time, mostly when the versions of base and gui don't match.

Hello there,

I upgraded to gnustep-objc-1.4.0 and now the startup install script runs
fine. Everything compiles without any problems. I have a new problem when
I open an application: there are no fonts. All the menus show dotted
squares instead of characters.

Any idea what could be causing this? I removed ~/GNUstep from my previous
installation and "font_cacher" started and apparently built the cache.

Best regards,


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