[Fwd: After upgrade to RedHat 7.0, gnumeric no longer works.]

The answer to this one was found on the Red Hat bugzilla web site.

All I really needed to do was force-reinstall gnome-print.
In my case:

rpm -U --force gnome-print-0.20-8.i386.rpm

Not exactly sure why this worked but it did.

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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 20:33:54 -0600
From: Steve Cohen <cohsteve home com>
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Subject: After upgrade to RedHat 7.0, gnumeric no longer works.
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I recently upgraded a RedHat 6.2 system to 7.0.  Upgrade was done via
FTPing all the RPMS as described by RedHat at
http://www.redhat.com/download/howto_download.html. Followed by running
the upgrade function of the redhat installer.  The upgrade was to all
appearances successful.  No error messages appeared.

However, when I attempt to start gnumeric now, I get a screen telling me
the following
"Gnumeric failed to find a suitable default font.
Please verify your gnome-print installation and that your fontmap file
(typically located in /usr/local/share/fonts/fontmap) is not empty or

If you still have no luck, please file a proper bug report (see
http://bugs.gnome.org) including the following extra items:

1. values of LC_ALL and LANG enviroment variables.
2. Your fontmap file (see above).

Thanks - the Gnumeric team"
On pressing the OK button Gnumeric exits.

Before I file a bug report (by the way, the "bug" URL mentioned above
fails to load anything, but it seems it's now called Bugzilla) I want to
understand a little more.

a.  I have no idea how to "verify my gnome-print installation".  What
does this mean?
b.  There seems to be no file named fontmap anywhere on my system.  My
system has no /usr/local/share/fonts directory but it does have a
/usr/share/fonts directory and this file has no file named fontmap.
This would seem to be a problem but I don't know what a fontmap file
should contain and if this is where it should be.  Can anyone enlighten
me on how this should look in RedHat 7.0?
c. I have no LC_ALL environment variable.
d. LANG = en_US

Can anyone tell me what is going on here?  All other GNOME graphical
applications seem to work, such as GXEdit, GIMP, gnotepad, gedit,
Calendar, VIM, etc.

Also running the RPM Verify function over gnumeric-0.54-4.i386.rpm (the
RPM that came with the install) tells me that everything is in order,
but obviously, it isn't.

Steve Cohen

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