jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Dec 28 18:52:06 PST 2004
Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> DJ Lucas wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 17:41 -0800, Jeremy Utley wrote:
>>>> Then in that case you're going to be looking at some form of
>>>> permissions problem. I'd start with checking all your fonts to
>>>> ensure they're world-readable - I know I saw something similar when
>>>> the fonts I copied over from windows were not world-readable.
>>> I've been working around this for about two weeks, thinking it was a
>>> different problem because I had setup the fonts correctly...or so I
>>> thought. Forgot about the fonts I copied over later. Thanks J. It
>>> belong on support, and was specifically windows fonts copied over.
>>> seems broken and might be more common than expected. Think a big note
>>> is warranted in the book about this segfault?
>> No. But that's just my opinion. I don't want to set precedent with
>> putting a "watch out for this, or it will segfault" message. We could
>> do that forever. See below.
>>> Or better a note to make
>>> certain that all fonts are world readable in the configuring X section.
>> I'm not sure I like this either, but perhaps a message here would save
>> some folks some trouble. I just don't like the fact that if users take
>> it upon themselves to copy fonts to a directory, and not give read
>> read access to normal users, we need to make a message about it. It's
>> not so much dumbing down the users, but it is kind of insulting to them
>> to have to say that.
>> I mean, I would read a note that tells me to "ensure any fonts you copy
>> from alternate sources are world readable, or readable as the user that
>> intends to use them", as "no shit Sherlock".
>> My opinion is that if a user takes it upon himself to install something,
>> without guidance from BLFS, he should be able to do it correctly.
> As soon as I hit the send button, I had a change of heart. Perhaps a
> well written note such as:
> Ensure any additional fonts you install are world readable. Incorrect
> permissions on fonts have been known to cause problems with X
> In the Installing Fonts section of X *would* be appropriate.
> Sorry for my bah-humbug attitude in the previous message.
Glad to hear it. If it can bite someone like me and DJ who are both
fairly experienced, it can certainly bite others as well :)
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