Subject: Re: Linux and fontpackages
To: pkgsrc-users <>
From: Lieven De Keyzer <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 02/28/2007 16:36:22
On 2/19/07, Lieven De Keyzer <> wrote:
> I updated some packages on my Slackware system, including my
> packages. When I wanted to run startx again, I got the error:
> fatal server error:
> could not find font 'fixed'
> I checked /var/log/Xorg.0.log , and saw lines like:
> `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/fonts/misc/".
> `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/".
> After running the command mkfontdir in every font directory, I was
> able to start the Xserver again. Shouldn't this be done when the font
> packages are being installed? I did get error message though when
> installing them, like:
> Updating font databases in the following directories:
>         /usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic (x11)
> opendir: No such file or directory

Nobody who knows where this call to opendir is invoked, and why it
can't find the directory?