what creates fonts.alias?

Russell Shaw rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Thu Aug 17 23:42:53 PDT 2006

Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I installed fonts-misc-misc which uses bdftopcf, ucs2any (from font-util) 
> mkfontscale, and mkfontdir.
> Starting Xnest (or Xorg) complains:
>   could not open default font 'fixed'
> I manually created the fonts.alias for this and that worked.
> The mkfontdir documents the fonts.alias file. But it doesn't say what 
> creates the fonts.alias.
> Where does it come from?

Probably package installation scripts.



> There was a mkfontalias at http://home.c2i.net/dark/linux.html#fuzzy for
> creating a fonts.alias from the fonts.dir for TrueType fonts. (But now 
> gone.)
> I am sure something is with Xorg, but I am overlooking it.

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