Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Upgraded to Fedora 31

Upgraded to Fedora 31 but unfortunately for the first time in many releases, I've encountered problems with the upgrade.  :-(

Fedora decided to drop support for Bitmap fonts


Technically, they aren't saying they are dropping support and considers it a common problem, but users of Bitmap fonts such as Terminus will find their terminals showing garbage characters.  Fedora has instructions on how to convert Bitmap fonts to OpenType fonts but the instructions (even though it specifically use Terminus as an example) does not work.

The solution I found was to downgrade the Pango package to the Fedora 30 version (before this braking change was added):
sudo dnf downgrade --releasever 30 pango-1.43.0-4.fc30.x86_64
The downside is that its necessary to keep an eye when updating to not go back to the version that doesn't support the font.  :-(

SMB mounting stopped working

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1768117 92

Update /etc/samba/smb.conf with:

[global]
client min protocol = NT1