[Oberon] Fonts in Oberon V4. Was (invalid case in CASE statement).
peter at easthope.ca
peter at easthope.ca
Sun Dec 27 17:52:35 CET 2020
From: "Skulski, Wojciech" <skulski at pas.rochester.edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 03:28:22 +0000
Good. That provides oberon-1.7.02.tar.gz
Installed it parallel to the earlier oberon-1.5.01.glibc.tar.gz.
Execution opens the Oberon display for at least a microsecond. =8~)
These notes are left in the invoking terminal.
peter at joule:~$ sob
xset: bad font path element (#1), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont)
Serial number of failed request: 198
Current serial number in output stream: 199
From: Pablo Cayuela <pablo.cayuela at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 01:37:37 -0300
> I did some minor changes to the guide by Robert Lichtenberger (one of its
> maintainers) in order to work in my system:
Similar procedure here. Reviewed the INSTALL file with attention to this.
> I have found that in some cases it may be neccessary to re-run mkfontdir
> and/or to zip the fonts.
> cd /usr/local/oberon-<version>/xfonts
> rm fonts.dir
> gzip fonts.dir
> mkfontdir .
> xset +fp /usr/local/oberon/xfonts ; xset fp rehash
Makes no sense. Of course it gives this.
root at joule:/usr/local/oberon-1.7.02/xfonts# rm fonts.dir
root at joule:/usr/local/oberon-1.7.02/xfonts# gzip fonts.dir
gzip: fonts.dir: No such file or directory
In fact I tried this.
root at joule:/usr/local/oberon-1.7.02/xfonts# mv fonts.dir fonts.dir.origin
root at joule:/usr/local/oberon-1.7.02/xfonts# xset +fp /usr/local/oberon/xfonts
xset: unable to open display ""
"... in some cases it may be neccessary to re-run mkfontdir ..."
What cases? What exactly is the problem? Instructions should
lead to a positive result. "If it doesn't work try ..." is
root at joule:/usr/local/oberon-1.5.01/xfonts# ls -ld Oberon.Times8i*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 509 users 2238 Apr 8 2000 Oberon.Times8i.Scn.pcf.gz
root at joule:/usr/local/oberon-1.7.02/xfonts# ls -ld Oberon.Times8i*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 peter users 2238 Nov 5 2004 Oberon.Times8i.Scn.pcf.gz
I don't understand X and font usage well enough to recognize the
fault. Should fonts belong to 509 rather than peter? Can anyone
correct the instructions in INSTALL?
Thanks, ... P. L.
Tel: +1 604 670 0140 Bcc: peter at easthope. ca
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