[R-sig-Debian] Font issue in Debian Jesse after updates

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at uw.edu
Wed Feb 12 17:46:27 CET 2014


My primary work computer (on which I have no sudo privileges) is running 
Debian jessie. For various reasons I need to compile R in my personal 
directory rather than using the site-wide install.

On 2013-12-20 the sysadmin ran apt-get upgrade, and now any R that I 
compile errors when I try to use X11 fonts:

 > plot(1:10)
Error in axis(side = side, at = at, labels = labels, ...) :
   could not find any X11 fonts
Check that the Font Path is correct.

Anything compiled prior to the update is fine (e.g., I have two R-3.0.2 
versions, one from before the upgrade and one I compiled yesterday. One 
can find X11 fonts, and the other cannot, so it isn't a locale problem).

Has anybody seen this? Any suggestions?



James W. MacDonald, M.S.
University of Washington
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, # 100
Seattle WA 98105-6099

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