Subject: pkg/35397: "fontconfig" broken if "ghostscript is not installed
To: None <,,>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 01/10/2007 18:10:00
>Number:         35397
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       "fontconfig" broken if "ghostscript is not installed
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jan 10 18:10:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
>Release:        Darwin 8.8.0
Matthias Scheler                        
System: Darwin 8.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.0: Fri Sep  8 17:18:57 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.12.6.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc
Architecture: powerpc
Machine: Power Macintosh
After upgrading to the latest version of the "fontconfig" package I can't
start "x-chat" any more on my Mac OS X system:

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

This system does *not* have the "ghostscript" package installed.

1.) Update to latest version of the "fontconfig" package.
2.) Try to run a GTK+ 2.x application like "x-chat" or "wireshark".

Downgrading the "fontconfig" package fixes the problem.