03 Apr

Installing MS Core Fonts on Linux(Fedora)

Download the MS Core Fonts Smart Package File
wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
Make sure that the rpm-build and cabextract packages are installed:
yum install rpm-build cabextract
Build the Core Fonts package:
rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
Install the Core Fonts package:
rpm -Uvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

[tags]fonts,linux,design,install,reinstall[/tags]

7 thoughts on “Installing MS Core Fonts on Linux(Fedora)

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  2. [root@ws ~]# rpm -Uvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm
    error: Failed dependencies:
    /usr/sbin/chkfontpath is needed by msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch
    [root@ws-oliverp ~]# yum -y install chkfontpath

  3. [root@Laptop big]# rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
    error: Failed build dependencies:
    /usr/bin/ttmkfdir is needed by msttcorefonts-2.0-1.src
    [root@Laptop big]# mkdir /usr/bin/ttmkfdir
    [root@Laptop big]# rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
    error: Failed build dependencies:
    /usr/bin/ttmkfdir is needed by msttcorefonts-2.0-1.src

    I am using fedora 10. want to install ms fonts. Here is my failure report

  4. Just a note – if you get a connection error when doing the rpmbuild bit, it may be that the mirror no longer exists. The software picks a random mirror, so cancel (Ctrl+C) and re-try and you’ll probably find it picks a different (hopefully working) mirror and continue as expected.

  5. Greg, i got this problem but i can not make Ctrl+C as it going too fast and before i can get any action i receiving already error

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