[Bug 466029] New: fonts.dir refers to non-existent .bdf files, breaking accesses

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Summary: fonts.dir refers to non-existent .bdf files, breaking accesses


           Summary: fonts.dir refers to non-existent .bdf files, breaking
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 9
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: medium
         Component: fonts-KOI8-R
        AssignedTo: than at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: goeran at uddeborg.se
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: than at redhat.com, fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com
    Classification: Fedora

Description of problem:
The file /usr/share/fonts/KOI8-R/misc/fonts.dir contains two entries for each
font, one for the pcf.gz file and one for a bdf file that isn't included in the
package.  Apparently, the presence of the bdf entry breaks accesses to these
fonts.  As an example, it contains:

9x15s.bdf -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-koi8-ub
9x15s.pcf.gz -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-koi8-ub

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fonts-KOI8-R
2. xfd -fn 9x15

Actual results:
Warning: Cannot convert string "9x15" to type FontStruct
xfd:  no font to display

Expected results:
A window with the font displayed.

Additional info:
The bug can be avoided by rerunning mkfontdir in /usr/share/fonts/KOI8-R/misc. 
(And trigger the X server to reread its font files.)  But there is no RPM
script or other automatic way this is done.  It must be done "by hand" after
installation by the system administrator.  And after doing this, the package
fails a verify check by RPM.

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