[Bug 438006] New: After `yum install vnc-server' firefox does not run

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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=438006

           Summary: After `yum install vnc-server' firefox does not run
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 8
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: low
          Priority: low
         Component: xorg-x11-fonts
        AssignedTo: xgl-maint at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: jan.kratochvil at redhat.com
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com


Description of problem:
If I have some bare F8 system and I install vnc-server there no real application
is working there.  I must install additional font packages by hand to make it fly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-7.2-3.fc8.noarch
xorg-x11-fonts-Type1-7.2-3.fc8.noarch
xorg-x11-fonts-misc-7.2-3.fc8.noarch

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a minimal non-X F-8 system (I used F8-GOLD in RHTS).
2. yum install vnc-server
3. yum install firefox
4. vncserver
5. DISPLAY=:1 firefox

Actual results:
Nothing happens.

Expected results:
Running firefox.

Additional info:
If you run this point it firefox will run:
  3b. yum install xorg-x11-fonts-Type1
This one instead is also sufficient
  3c. yum install xorg-x11-fonts-truetype

Expecting `xorg-x11-fonts-base' should require/install for example
`xorg-x11-fonts-Type1'.

Installing `xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi' instead of 3b/3c does not help it.

`firefox-bin' writes as seen in strace (hidden by 2>/dev/null by the `firefox'
wrapper script):
  No fonts found; this probably means that the fontconfig
  library is not correctly configured. You may need to
  edit the fonts.conf configuration file. More information
  about fontconfig can be found in t...

xmessage will run even without these additional fontconfig fonts but I do not
accept such X system as sufficient.  Other apps besides firefox also do not run.

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