[Xquartz-dev] The 2.1.0 package and Apple System Fonts

Merle Reinhart merlereinhart at mac.com
Sun Dec 2 15:03:24 PST 2007

Not a problem.  All is back and right with the world.

However, I didn't quite let go it it.  Fink with Tiger made copies of  
the Apple System Fonts to use with X11.  So, since they already  
existed and had mkfontscale and mkfontdir already run (today in fact),  
I added that directory via xset.

The Fink package is applesystemfonts and it adds them in /sw/lib/X11/ 
fonts/applettf which is the directory it tried adding via xset:

Font Path:

Well, I no longer get a hung system, however, I do wind up crashing  
Xquartz (I'm only including the thread that crashed):

Process:         Xquartz [71306]
Path:            /usr/X11/X11.app/Contents/MacOS/X11
Identifier:      org.x.X11
Version:         2.1.0 (???)
Build Info:      X11server-460000~4
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process:  X11 [71296]

Date/Time:       2007-12-02 17:54:50.345 -0500
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.1 (9B18)
Report Version:  6

Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00000000b003b000
Crashed Thread:  1

Thread 1 Crashed:
0   libSystem.B.dylib             	0xffff07c7 __memcpy + 39
1   Xquartz                       	0x00008a75 doListFontsAndAliases +  
2   Xquartz                       	0x00008fd1 ListFonts + 289
3   Xquartz                       	0x00067a3b ProcListFonts + 91
4   Xquartz                       	0x0006d0a5 Dispatch + 405
5   Xquartz                       	0x0007baf1 main + 1121
6   Xquartz                       	0x00016415 server_thread + 53
7   libSystem.B.dylib             	0x95181075 _pthread_start + 321
8   libSystem.B.dylib             	0x95180f32 thread_start + 34

So, things still look a bit iffy adding fonts (in general, I don't  
need to do this, but I find the Monaco font handy at times).


On Dec 2, 2007, at 5:54 PM, Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:

> + Merle Reinhart <merlereinhart at mac.com>:
>> THAT was interesting!!!
> Yow.
>> I then ran "xfontsel" to see if they showed up and all hell broke
>> loose.  The Terminal hung, the Console hung, the SystemUIServer
>> hung, Finder hung...
> I guess the system font directories are much more magical than I had
> thought possible.  I hope you get your machine back in working order
> again.  My apologies for the bad advice.
> - Harald
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