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

Johannes Ranke jranke at uni-bremen.de
Mon Feb 17 10:12:16 CET 2014


did you talk to your sysadmin about this? It is not possible to see what 
happened as you do not provide a build log, but it seems some x fonts arent't 
installed any more, or some xorg related headers (-dev packages) are not 
present on the build machine.

Kind regards,


Am Mittwoch, 12. Februar 2014, 11:46:27 schrieb James W. MacDonald:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Best,
> Jim

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