Installing Fedora 8 Generic Notes

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Installing Fedora 8 Generic Notes

This is a guide for generic installation notes of Fedora. This guide is quite incomplete.

True Type Fonts

Linux standard fonts are not the nicest of the world even for LCD displays. I recommend to import TTF fonts of Windows by your own and tweak the freetype installation and disable antialising for best font display. Please search for "freetype bytecode_interpreter fedora" in your favourite search engine. Copy standard TTF fonts from your Windows box to a special dir (/opt/fonts or /usr/share/fonts/ms). Make these fonts known to variuos font providers. After this use follwoing commands to tweak freetype:

   # yumdownloader --source freetype
   # rpm -i freetype*src*rpm

Fedora < 8

Edit freetype.spec (/usr/src/redhat/SPECS/freetype.spec) and look for something like "without_bytecode". Set this to "0". Then do:

   # rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/freetype.spec
   # rpm -Uvh --force /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/freetype-*.rpm

Fedora 8 and above

   # rpmbuild -bb --with bytecode_interpreter ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/freetype.spec
   # rpm -Uvh --force /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/freetype-*.rpm


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