[XeTeX] Experiences with XeTeX on Debian Sarge and Ubuntu Edgy Eft

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Tue Oct 24 18:32:30 CEST 2006

Jonathan Kew schrieb am 24.10.2006 18:11:

> On 24 Oct 2006, at 4:57 pm, Christoph Bier wrote:


>> Is there a document describing the pitfalls when migrating from
>> (pdf)latex to xelatex? And maybe another document that describes how
>> to install OpenType fonts in Debian Sarge or GNOME =/?
> For GNOME, you can just copy the files into ~/.fonts, I think, or  
> install through the Fonts preference applet (it has a button to take  
> you to the Fonts folder, where you can simply drag in the files).

Ok, thanks!

> (Sorry, I don't have a machine in front of me at the moment, so this  
> is a little vague....)
>>> I don't have an Edgy machine yet, and won't have an opportunity to
>>> try this any time soon, but could it be because /bin/sh is no longer
>>> bash but dash?
>> I don't think so:
>> chris at skull:~$ echo $SHELL
>> /bin/bash
>> (where skull is my Edgy laptop)
> This indicates that your default login shell is /bin/bash, but /bin/ 
> sh (which is used to execute the postinst script) is probably linked  
> to dash instead (from what I've read online). I don't know whether  
> that explains the error you're seeing, but you could test it by  
> modifying the #! line to explicitly request /bin/bash.

Ok, you already wrote this and I should really try it. I'll tell you
if it helped.

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