On Wednesday 06 February 2002 08:37, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Cool tool?? It's likt this: It does get your fonts, do 'security checks' on
> them (You have the choice of normal or paranoid) and sit there 'installing'
> them. They turn up in menus, but they don't get listed in
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xfs/config or wherever the font server that Mandrake
> uses installs them.
Yeah, I noticed that too, it's easy enough to fix with ttfmkfontdir
> That aside, Mandrake tools are generally great if:
> 1. You want to remain in total ignorance of how your system works
> 2. You have a 'bog standard' install and system
> 3. You don't mind it installing fonts that will crash other applications
You've got fonts that _crash_ applications? How did you manage that?
I've never seen that with Mandrake or any distro.
> 4. You are one of the percentage meeting the above two requirements that
> they work for.
>> Otherwise they're too much scripting, and too little common sense.
Mind you I've found the Mandrake configurator type things to be better than
yast or yast2 (which i haven't seen since SuSE 7.0, but it sucked back then)
and what ever crappy thing redhat use (linuxconf, haven't used that since
Hopefully the fonts thing will be fixed in 8.2 (which is in beta at the
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