[oclug] Dibian woody issues
bhall at linuxgruven.ca
Fri Aug 23 11:48:06 EDT 2002
> On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Ben Hall wrote:
>> Odd, I have used DHCP for many months now and have never seen this.
>> Is it possible that this bogus data is coming from the DHCP server?
> Dunno... will check into it. If it were bogus data though, then it
> should be included in the resolve.conf search line even with the
> quotes. That is what makes me suspect a bug in dhclient.
Hmm. maybe I use Pump.. I don't recall (it just works now.. ;)
> Sure - you can email it to me. Appreciate it.
you got it..
> So, what is defoma for? I thought FreeType was supposed to manage all
> the fonts, or maybe that's just the TT fonts. There's that xfs server
> - isn't that managing my fonts?
Gotta love layers! FreeType manages TT fonts that use FreeType. XFS
manages fonts for all of X, but some apps (like GTK2 apps that use AA,
Star/OpenOffice, AbiWord, and Mozilla to name a few) more or less use
their own fonts. (Often in addition to the ones provided by XFS.) So,
Defoma, DebianFontManager or something like that, is supposed to sit on
top of all of this mess and manage the whole thing, making it dead-simple
for end users. Or at least that's the plan. (Warning: this is how _I_
understand the font issue, I could be mistaken in parts.)
> I went to that local page, and found in it:
Hmm.. CUPS works with a lot of printers. The dependencies are weird. Try
looking up cupsomatic-ppd and foomatic-db. Odd names, I know, but I think
these packages provide the database/drivers for CUPS printers. Again, it
pretty much just worked for me, and it was over a year ago, so I guess I
don't remember having to deal with the deatails... ;)
Oh, and I'm glad you got the kde crypto thing settled. It used to be
separate becase of legal concerns, I'm not sure why it's not bundled by
default yet. Odd...
More information about the OCLUG