QT text font problem

ximon 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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