what creates fonts.alias?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 00:14:13 PDT 2006

On 8/17/06, Jeremy C. Reed <reed at reedmedia.net> 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?


Installs ${libdir}/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias which has the fixed alias.


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