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Cant install ttf-ms fonts

#1

I have never had this problem before. Usually I install Synaptic and then from Synaptic choose to install ttf-ms but not in 19.04. The package doesnt get installed completely. Any suggestions?

#2

Hi and welcome

I just did sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer and it completed successfully under 19.04.

What issues are you having?

#3

My problem is that the fonts don’t get installed as they should. It looks like some kind of mirror problem. This is what I get from Tillix:

bjorn@Tuxedo:~$ sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
[sudo] password for bjorn:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
guile-2.2-libs libevent-2.1-6 libgc1c2 libnatpmp1
Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
ttf-mscorefonts-installer
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/25,1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 93,2 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages …
Selecting previously unselected package ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
(Reading database … 202564 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.7ubuntu4_all.deb …
Unpacking ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.7ubuntu4) …
Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.7ubuntu4) …
Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (3.192.18) …
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: processing…
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe [198 kB]
Fetched 198 kB in 1s (185 kB/s)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe [554 kB]
Fetched 554 kB in 1s (441 kB/s)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arialb32.exe [168 kB]
Fetched 168 kB in 1s (156 kB/s)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/comic32.exe [246 kB]
Fetched 246 kB in 1s (247 kB/s)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exe
Err:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/courie32.exe
Redirection from https to ‘http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mirrorproblem?failedmirror=netix.dl.sourceforge.net’ is forbidden [IP: 87.121.121.2 443]
E: Failed to fetch https://netix.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the fonts/final/courie32.exe Redirection from https to ‘http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mirrorproblem?failedmirror=netix.dl.sourceforge.net’ is forbidden [IP: 87.121.121.2 443]
E: Download Failed
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.13.1-2ubuntu2) …

#4

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/msttcorefonts/+bug/1713615

It’s a known intermittant issue for a number of years.

See comment #17 for a workaround

#5

Fantastic!

Works like charm!

Thank you very much!

Do you by any chance know how to get that nice budgie style in neofetch?

#6

try:

neofetch --ascii_distro ubuntu-budgie
#7

Thanks a lot!

Ubuntu Budgie just keeps getting better and better!

cheers

#8

How do you install Synaptic? Budgie doesn’t have a decent package manager as far as I can tell.

#9

Just search for “synaptic” in Menu - Software