xfonts-base.alias with 8859-15 encodings
I've posted three times on debian-user about this without any response
yet, so I hope someone here can give some advice.
I ran an update on my Sid machine yesterday and the server now fails to
start saying it can't find "fixed" fonts.
My /etc/X11/misc/xfonts-base.alias file has fixed as:
$ grep ^fixed /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-base.alias
but that doesn't map to any fonts in /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.dir
due to iso8859-15.
I extracted /var/cache/apt/archives/xfonts-base_4.3.0-5_all.deb and the
package has xfonts-base.alias with 8859-1 encodings:
$ dpkg-deb -x /var/cache/apt/archives/xfonts-base_4.3.0-5_all.deb xbase
$ grep ^fixed xbase/etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-base.alias
My LANG is en_US.
Why is my installed xfonts-base.alias different from the one in the
.deb? Why the 8859-15 encodings?
I removed my xfonts-base.alias file and ran
dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/xfonts-base_4.3.0-5_all.deb
but the xfonts-base.alias file was not recreated.
I'm not clear if this is problem with my installation, or the
xfonts-base package, or some config issue on my machine.
Could someone please explain why my xfonts-base.alias is wrong and not
being updated with the version from the package?
I did get the server running again by copying the xfonts-base.alias file
from the extracted .deb into /etc/X11/fonts/misc and running