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Re: [SLE] Re: [OT] 2 questions.. fetchmsttfons.sh and where are the actual font files now?
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 16:34:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50604080834o7a2ce6a0o17b780f13bae8c5b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 08/04/06, Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Saturday 08 April 2006 10:59, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > I've had this happen a few times after install. Usually I find that
> > going back and selecting a different download server sorts the problem
> > out. I don't know what is going on but I suspect that there is a
> > simple time out at the server I chose in the first place. Heavy load
> > perhaps or routine server maintenance?
>
> The only problem is the YOU 'patch' is a script that retrieves the compressed
> font package from an external source (currently SourceForge) then
> uncompresses and installs the fonts. If the servers are overloaded... or the
> files have been moved and the script hasn't been updated accordingly... there
> is no mechanism available to the user in YOU to "go back and select a
> different download server" :-/
>
> I once actually used the failing (outdated) script as a guide to manually
> track down, retrieve and install these fonts. After going to all that trouble
> and, in the process, learning what files were needed where, etc., I realized
> it would have been a whole lot easier to just copy the files over from
> another system... which is why I offered the suggestion that I did.
>
> regards,
>
> Carl
>

Fair enough :-) I just stated what had worked for me... a couple of
times :-) I don't know why it worked but it did..
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