x11-fonts/ttmkfdir core dumps

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Mar 18 07:02:50 UTC 2006

On Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 12:54:55AM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On March 18, 2006 12:53:59 AM -0500 Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> 
> wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 11:24:54PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> >># cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/
> >># ttmkfdir > fonts.dir
> >>terminate called after throwing an instance of 'int'
> >>Abort trap: 6 (core dumped)
> >>
> >>This happens with both a downloaded package and building from a current
> >>ports tree.
> >
> >I don't think you need to use this with modern X servers anyway, since
> >they include native TTF support and all the necessary tools to manage
> >such fonts.  If so, perhaps it should just be removed.
> >
> So, if you create a TrueType directory and put all the MS ttf fonts in it, 
> will the server recognize them without a fonts.scale and fonts.dir file in 
> the directory?

No, you handle them as you would any other type of fonts, i.e. with
mkfontdir and mkfontscale.

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