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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft TTF fonts and 11.1
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:03:52 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0901161251590.17253@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Friday, 2009-01-16 at 12:31 +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote:

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:12:43PM +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Well, that's precisely what they are complaining about!

The package is automatically selected to be installed, and they do not
want it, because it install Microsoft "things".

How is it automatically selected?

It was installed by YOU. Some complained that after installing the nvidia driver update, the fonts appeared on their system. We thought that would be nvidia's fault; but then another one complained of the same, without the nvidia propietary driver. This chap did not accept the font update.

I can not duplicate what they say.

My tests show:
It is not in the Update applets and YOU, you need to specifically select it

And if you run "zypper up", it will just upgrade the empty(!) pullin-msttf-fonts
package, but not install fetchmsttfonts.

I thought the script run automatically. We have a log with that behaviour:


# 2009-01-14 19:04:05 x11-video-nvidiaG02-180.22-4.1.i586.rpm installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Switching the use of "nv" driver of X.Org to "nvidia" driver of NVIDIA
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------
# # SaX generated X11 config file
# Patching /etc/X11/xorg.conf ... done
# Warning! MD5DIR is not set: you probably called this script outside
# Using MD5DIR="/var/adm/SuSEconfig/md5"...
# No changes for /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers
# No changes for /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
# 2009-01-14 19:04:05
# note: No proxy is used. Please set the environment variable "http_proxy"
# note: to your favorite proxy, if you want to use a proxy for the download.
# note:
# note: bash: export http_proxy="";
# note: tcsh: setenv http_proxy "";
# Fetching ... done
# Trying to find the fastest server:
# jaist ... 2 sec
# voxel ... 1 sec
# heanet ... 0 sec
# kent ... 1 sec
# nchc ... 2 sec
# easynews ... 1 sec
# waix ... 1 sec
# internode ... 2 sec
# internap ... 2 sec
# The winner is: >> heanet <<
# andale32.exe


=> So unless "rpm -q fetchmsttfonts" has results, they did not get it at all.
=> It is not "by default".

That's what I tell them, but from the log above, it seems not. They claim it run without their permission.

Also, it installs freely available Microsoft things which have been clarified
by our legal team. And it downloads them from Sourceforge btw.

(But on third thought, I thought we would display a EULA too.)

I know, I have the fonts installed in 11.0 (but not in my 11.1 test partition), so I don't have problems with that. But you know that there are people that are very touchy respecting "the evil enemy" and do not want anything related to microsoft on their systems. Some people, you know, reject mono for similar reasons...

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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