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Re: Firefox segfaults if no fonts are installed

On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 08:27:35PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 07:44:06PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > Mozilla software has been just crashing since at least the single digit
> > versions when fontconfig wouldn't find any font. If it looks rubbish,
> > you might have some bitmap font or the like available somewhere.
> Basically we should patch mozilla to exit with a reasonable error message
> and try to push that change upstream (even if they may have not cared
> in previous attemmpts - if there have been any).
> But: how do you get into a situation where you have X but not any of the
> standard fonts installed? I would expect even the base system xfont.tgz plus
> whatever gets installed as (indirect) dependencies for the pkg to be good
> enough.
> So, put diferently: two questions:
>  - do you do something strange to get to firefox w/o fonts?
>  - does firefox work if you start it without you current profile?

Keep in mind that in the past, fonts were a server-side property. It was
perfectly reasonable to have fonts on the X terminal, but not on the
client. I can now install all the X libs and still never get a font


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