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Re: missing config files & fonts *FIXED*

On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 10:37, Dave Eidson wrote: 
> On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Dave Eidson wrote:
> > Regarding the missing fixed font, it appears that update-fonts-alias
> > isn't working correctly.  When run, it creates a file named
> > fonts.alias.update-new in the specified font dir that contains only
> > the "DO NOT EDIT" messages... no alias info is created.  How can I get
> > around this?
> Well, I managed to get it working.  No real idea what the real problem
> is/was, but for anyone interested, here's what I did.
> Originally, used dselect and installed x-window-system meta package,
> seemed to install fine, no errors at all.  But there were problems
> with the font aliases, and /etc/X11 contained nothing but the expected
> subdirectories and and XF86Config-4 file.  Manually creating the alias
> file got me past the "missing fixed font" issue, but more problems popped
> up due to not having the needed files in /etc/X11 (Xsession, Xservers,
> rgb.txt etc).

For the record, those files are in xfree86-common. The dependencies
shouldn't allow installing xserver-xfree86 without that...

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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