Re: gnome-terminal crashing because of fonts

On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 23:50, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 02:45:04PM +1100, Stephen Kuhn wrote:
> > I found that after my Gnome 2.2.0 started working AFTER MONTHS, I
> > continuously have to delete a file called ~/home/username/.fonts.cache -
> > over and over again - THEN my apps work AFTER taking FOREVER to
> >'s gotten so frustrating in trying to work with Gnome 2.2.0
> > that I've literally given up and am sticking with KDE until Gnome gets
> > back to where they were with v.1.4+ ; there's way too much incongruity
> > to stick with it anymore - and I've got work to do.
> All this stuff works on Red Hat. Lots of distributions appear to have
> broken fontconfig/Xft1/Xft2 setups in various ways (such as using the
> headers from one Xft and linking to the other, or fonts.cache bugs, or
> crashers in freetype, or not having the font configuration file right,
> or whatever). I'm not saying anything specific about your distribution
> as I don't know which you run.

this is what turned out to be my problem, btw. I had Xft2 in /opt/gnome2
and my XFree86 4.2.1 had Xft1 in /usr/X11R6

(did I mention that in my previous post?)


> If you build your own GNOME with fontconfig/Xft2 in a separate prefix
> and the distribution has Xft1, you can also get hosed if you aren't
> careful. Probably have to remove the Xft1 headers and .so link.
> Havoc
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