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[bug #55300] URW fonts issues in Groff 1.22.4

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: [bug #55300] URW fonts issues in Groff 1.22.4
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:21:28 -0500 (EST)
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                 Summary: URW fonts issues in Groff 1.22.4
                 Project: GNU troff
            Submitted by: eliz
            Submitted on: Thu 27 Dec 2018 07:21:26 PM IST
                Category: Core
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Build/Installation
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
         Planned Release: None



If one doesn't have URW fonts installed, the Groff configure script emits the
following message:

       No URW fonts in .pfb format were found on your system, URW fonts
       generation for 'devpdf' will not work properly.  These fonts can be
       downloaded here:


       By default groff will search these fonts in the paths given by `gs
       -h' and in these 2 default directories:
       '/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/' and
       '/opt/local/share/fonts/urw-fonts/' (paths used by
       font/devpdf/Foundry.in).  You can also pass the option
       '--with-urw-fonts-dir=DIR' to 'configure' to set a custom path.  You
       would need to re-run the 'configure' script after installing these

First, the URL is outdated: it yields 404.

More importantly, the configure script insists on using GhostScript, even if
one finds and installs the fonts, and then invokes the configure script with
'--with-urw-fonts-dir=DIR'.  If GhostScript is indeed required, it should be
mentioned in the above text.


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