QT text font problem
ximon at ximon.karoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 19 13:27:18 PDT 2008
On 19 Sep 2008, at 19:42, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2008, at 1:42 PM, ximon wrote:
>> Am using a QT based app which has been fine until I upgraded from
>> 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 a couple of days ago. The app starts up fine and
>> opens the usual window, however, all text is missing and in its place
>> is random dots. GTK apps are running fine with no text problems. Even
>> qtconfig is exhibiting the same behaviour. I have rebuilt QT and re-
>> cached fonts all to no avail.
>> Anyone else seen this?
> What is the app in question? I can try to build it on my system and
> see what happens.
> Can you show us a screenshot of the problem, so I'll know what I'm
> looking for?
Thanks for your offer Ryan, the app in question is lprof, not in the
macports tree I'm afraid - I compiled it from source on my g4 macmini
running 10.5.4. It needed QT3 amongst other dependencies, all of
which built and ran without problems.
After I upgraded to 10.5.5 the weird font display started. Nothing had
been done to the macports software all safely installed under /opt/
local - no upgrades, no new builds. Nothing :)
You don't need to build lprof though, qtconfig is part of the qt
build, if you run it you should see a dialogue window with stuff in
it. I rebuilt QT3 and nothing changed, I also ran fc-cache -fv and
still no change. I can only assume that some dependent package has
been broken by the Apple upgrade (couldn't find much in the way of
detailed info about what the upgrade does apart from some "graphics
improvements") or some other glitch on my system.
I will try restoring a time machine backup of the /opt/local tree from
before the Apple upgrade and see if that helps - I'm reluctant to try
and rebuild the entire tree of QT3 dependencies. As I mentioned
earlier only the QT dependent package is affected - all other apps are
running as normal.
You won't need a screenshot to see the difference BTW ;)
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