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Cant install ttf-ms fonts


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?


Hi and welcome

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

What issues are you having?


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:
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: 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: 443]
E: Download Failed
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.13.1-2ubuntu2) …



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

See comment #17 for a workaround



Works like charm!

Thank you very much!

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



neofetch --ascii_distro ubuntu-budgie

Thanks a lot!

Ubuntu Budgie just keeps getting better and better!



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


Just search for “synaptic” in Menu - Software