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Re: install impressions

On Mon, 2002-07-15 at 13:25, martin f krafft wrote:
> installing the xserver packages did not pull xfonts-base onto the
> system, so startx/xdm failed with "could not open default font
> 'fixed'". that's also not an easy problem to get around for people who
> don't know the field that well...
> so what's up?

If you install with apt, this is what you should expect.  xserver-common
Suggests: the various xfonts-* packages, and dselect would have offered
them to you.  There is no hard dependency because the X server can quite
well be used with a remote font server.

I don't know offhand what the deal is with Gnome but I wouldn't be
surprised if something similar was going on there.  You aren't obliged
to run the X server and the clients on the same machine, so a dependency
on any xserver- package would be inappropriate.


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