Bug#413587: installation-reports: installation report on nc6320
Frans Pop writes:
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 01:17:51 +0100
Subject: Re: Bug#413587: installation-reports: installation report on nc6320
On Tuesday 06 March 2007 00:13, Hendrik Tews wrote:
> In the installer in the tasksel (or whatever that is) I did not select
> "desktop", I only select "base-system" or even less.
If you did not select the "standard system" task, you got a bare base
system installation. If you did select that task, then you got what the
name implies: a standard console-based system.
> After booting
> into the new system I installed xdm and xterm via dselect. The problem
> here is that a dependency to xfonts-base (or some other fonts package)
> is missing. I believe I followed all dselect recommendations.
> Nevertheless, after installing xdm, the X server would not start
> because the font "fixed" was missing.
This is not a bug, but is done on purpose as X applications can also be
run remotely, in which case you do not need fonts.
No, I don't think it is that easy. I installed xdm and it didn't
work because of the missing fonts. You don't typically run xdm
remotely, do you? Further, if the X applications do not require
the fonts, they should at least recomment them. I am pretty sure
that is not the case, because I followed all the dselect