[Fontconfig] Gtk+/Fontconfig/Pango.....Config error?
byakimovich at sympatico.ca
byakimovich at sympatico.ca
Fri Mar 25 03:35:58 EST 2005
Hrmmmm...the solution to this problem keeps eluding me. I always seem to run
into the same error.
**: Cannot open font file for font Bitstream Vera Sans 10
Does anybody have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> From: <byakimovich at sympatico.ca>
> Date: 2005/03/11 Fri AM 10:57:46 EST
> To: <fontconfig at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Subject: [Fontconfig] Gtk+/Fontconfig/Pango.....Config error?
> Hi (somebody? anybody?),
> I've been working on a gtk+/glade/python based app for some time, and I seem to
> have run into a bit of a quagmire with regards to running a source-built
> gtk+2.4.0. My goal is to package gtk+/pango/glade/Python and all dependent
> libraries with my app, so that it can run on any machine, regardless of whether
> the proper dependencies are available on that machine. The key player in all
> these libraries is gtk+2.4.0, so all my dependencies are based on that
> Here's the situation:
> When I run my app ( which includes the gtk+ and dependent libs ), I get this
> 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 the fontconfig(3) manual
> page and on http://fontconfig.org
> I look throughout the web, and found that many people experienced this error,
> but found no definitive answer on how to fix it. After some fiddling around, I
> added the following to my startup script:
> export FONTCONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/my_app/etc/fonts
> and the error did not occur anymore. However, I ran into this wall next.
> **: Cannot open font file for font Bitstream Vera Sans 10 ( and then there's a
> Segmentation fault ).
> If I move the Bitstream line in fonts.conf ( around ln 318 ), I get the error
> on the next font in the list ( in this case, Verdana ).
> <family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
> A good deal of my fonts are in here:
> ...so I copied them into my app here -> "myapp/share/fonts/truetype". This is
> directories at the top of my "myapp/etc/fonts/(local.conf/fonts.conf) ( I've
> tried both...)
> I've even tried adding /usr/lib/myapp/share/fonts/truetype to FONTCONFIG_PATH
> with no help there.
> I've tweaked things around for a few days with no progress. There have been
> numerous other postings for this on the web, but again, I didn't come across
> any fixes. From what I read, it looks like a Pango issue, having to do with
> Xft and Fontconfig. I tried the USE_XFT=0 fix and there was no change.
> Any ideas? Would a later version of Pango have fixed this? I tried using
> Fontconfig 2.3.0, and I get the same error.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> - Blair
> Here's what I'm building ( in approx order of building ):
> I built all these using --prefix=/home/me/my_app on a debian based machine
> using XFree86 4.2.1 with some 4.3 upgrades.
> Ok, so this all builds fine. I took extra care to ensure that the
> freetype/fontconfig/xft2 versions were the packaged versions, and not the ones
> used in XFree86 ( my XFree86 had fontconfig headers, but no libraries, etc. )
> Any ideas?
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