X2Go Bug report logs - #884
nxagent fails to run with "Could not open default font 'fixed'"

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Package: nx-libs; Maintainer for nx-libs is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>;

Reported by: devsk <internet_everyone@yahoo.com>

Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 20:40:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: fixed-upstream

Found in version 3.5.0.30

Fixed in version 3.5.99.4

Forwarded to https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/issues/84

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Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#884: nxagent aborts session with 'Could not open
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Control: forwarded -1 https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/issues/84

On  Sa 05 Sep 2015 14:05:39 CEST, Mike Gabriel wrote:

> Hi Devsk,
>
> On  Fr 04 Sep 2015 04:06:55 CEST, devsk wrote:
>
>> Yes, I am talking about Gentoo specific packaging issue. I have filed
>>
>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=559370
>>
>> to track it down. As I mentioned, the specific files being talked  
>> about are the font files in /usr/share/fonts/misc  
>> (/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc on Ubuntu) which are character encodings  
>> specific e.g. 9x15-ISO8859-*.pcf.gz. nxagent can not load a fixed  
>> size font '9x15' without the presence of these files. It looks like  
>> these are abandoned by modern X code because both Xorg and Xvnc  
>> work fine without these files.
>>
>> -devsk
>
> Thanks for explaining the above. However, I think that we should get  
> this issue also solved upstream as most systems work on UTF-8 basis  
> and the more local encodings are rather historical than  
> current-state-of-the-art.
>
> Let's leave this bug open and address it for 3.6.x of nx-libs  
> instead of dealing with it as a Gentoo specific bug.
>
> Mike

This issue has been forwarded to the new upstream location of nx-libs:
https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/issues/84

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Mike
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