[Scribus] Solaris, Scribus, Fonts, & Core Dumps

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Jun 28 23:55:11 CEST 2004

On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 21:52, Adam Stein wrote:
> I'm looking at using Scribus (v1.1.7) as a replacement for FrameMaker 
> (the last commercial program I use).  I tried compiling it for the first 
> time under Solaris 8 (on a sparc system).  It core dumps when searching 
> for fonts (at least that's what the splash screen says when it goes).  
>  From what I could find, it seems that something can cause it to crash 
> when looking for fonts, but I haven't been able to find anything to tell 
> me how to fix the problem (if indeed that's it).  I'm running under CDE 
> (if that makes any kind of difference).  I have Type 1 and TrueType 
> fonts in my X11 font path.  Any help or pointers are appreciated in 
> advance.  Thanks in advance.

Check your fonts for broken ones, especially TrueType. Ones to look out
for are Hershey from the ghostscript package and any "free" fonts you
may have found on the web.

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