Sunday, June 15, 2008

ttf-opensymbol problem in Linux upgrades

I had a Knoppix 5.01 box and wanted to upgrade the software, if not the whole distro. I ran into a problem with error messages related to ttf-opensymbol . I could no longer apt-get dist-upgrade or apt-get upgrade or even install a single package until this was fixed.

I googled up a lot of suggested fixes, but none of them seemed to work. Several people were suggesting that I touch many of the directories associated with fonts, but this was of no help. The one that worked for me involving dpkg --purge was by Florian Kulzer as shown here.

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