[Bug 754220] Fontforge won't run

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Paul Flo Williams <paul at frixxon.co.uk> changed:

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--- Comment #7 from Paul Flo Williams <paul at frixxon.co.uk> 2011-11-16 17:39:24 EST ---
And I'm guessing that /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/bchr.pfa doesn't
exist, right?

Bug 690593 removed Bitstream Charter from the ghostscript-fonts package because
they were non-free. However, you appear to have fonts.dir that includes it (as
do I, though I'm not seeing a crash because of it).

I think we still have a bug to do with the upgrading of ghostscript-fonts,
though I can't see how. It isn't a FontForge bug; FontForge got lied to about
which fonts exist.

Could you please try these commands to fix the font list that is being reported
to FontForge? First, I'll explain them. We're going to move two erroneous files
out of the way and regenerate them. If that fixes the problem, this bug can be
moved to be against ghostscript-fonts.

Careful with the punctuation if you're not just cutting and pasting.

$ cd /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript
$ sudo mv fonts.scale{,.orig}
$ sudo mv fonts.dir{,.orig}
$ sudo mkfontscale
$ sudo mkfontdir

Then try FontForge again.

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