alan.mckinnon at gmail
Jul 27, 2012, 3:55 PM
Post #4 of 4
On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:55:48 -0500
Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo [at] gmail> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Alan McKinnon
> <alan.mckinnon [at] gmail> wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:55:39 -0500
> > Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo [at] gmail> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Somehow, after upgrading some packages this morning, I no longer
> >> have fonts in any gtk apps I've tried (Firefox, Thunderbird, GIMP).
> >> Chromium mostly works, fonts show on web pages, but there are no
> >> visible fonts in the tab titles or in the address bar. Konqueror
> >> and all KDE apps seem to work completely fine.
> >> I've rolled back all of the installed packages, but the problem
> >> still remains. I have tried changing gtk theme, changing fonts,
> >> but it makes no difference. I rebuilt gtk+ (2 and 3) but nothing
> >> changed. I don't know what else to try.
> >> Does anyone have any suggestions or know what might be the cause?
> >> These are the packages I upgraded this morning:
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:37:54 2012 >>> media-gfx/pngcrush-1.7.33
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:38:15 2012 >>> x11-libs/libdrm-2.4.37
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:38:34 2012 >>> dev-libs/nettle-2.5
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:38:54 2012 >>> sys-libs/libcap-ng-0.7
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:39:57 2012 >>> net-misc/dhcp-4.2.4_p1
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:40:49 2012 >>> sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-3.5.0
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:41:16 2012 >>> app-text/hunspell-1.3.2-r3
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:42:53 2012 >>> dev-lang/v8-22.214.171.124
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:43:10 2012 >>> dev-util/indent-2.2.11-r1
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:44:19 2012 >>> net-dns/bind-tools-9.9.1_p2
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:45:17 2012 >>> app-portage/eix-0.26.1
> >> Fri Jul 27 09:45:34 2012 >>> sys-kernel/dracut-022
> >> Fri Jul 27 10:07:35 2012 >>> www-client/chromium-21.0.1180.55
> >> Fri Jul 27 10:07:44 2012 >>> net-misc/whois-5.0.18
> >> Fri Jul 27 10:08:53 2012 >>> app-office/akonadi-server-1.8.0
> >> Fri Jul 27 10:12:03 2012 >>>
> >> media-libs/mesa-8.1_rc1_pre20120724 Fri Jul 27 10:13:33 2012 >>>
> >> x11-libs/cairo-1.12.2-r2 Fri Jul 27 10:13:53 2012 >>>
> >> x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.1 Fri Jul 27 10:14:08 2012 >>>
> >> x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-2.7.1 Fri Jul 27 10:14:37 2012 >>>
> >> x11-themes/qtcurve-qt4-1.8.13 Fri Jul 27 10:14:51 2012 >>>
> >> www-client/opera-12.01.1528
> > I had a similar upgrade list, but I don't have font problems, so I
> > doubt your problem is widespread. The only package there that seems
> > to have anything to do with fonts is cairo - is there anything at
> > all relevant in the build log? Did you reboot/logout/restart X at
> > all and did this give any errors?
> Thank you! It was Cairo. Upon further inspection, when I "reverted" it
> earlier, I actually masked the new version -- I did not realize the
> second-newest version was also one I had not previously installed.
> After masking >=1.12.2 and reinstalling 1.10.2-r3, everything is back
> to normal.
> There's apparently something in 1.12.2 that makes fonts invisible on
> my system, or perhaps something I need to rebuild to take advantage of
The cairo Changelog for the last few days has a few references like
Add respect-fontconfig patch by Paul Bradbury
It might be worth filing a bug and letting the devs help track down
the root cause.
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