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Bug 353119 - sci-chemistry/ghemical-2.99.1 crashes with cannot load PangoFont on startup
Summary: sci-chemistry/ghemical-2.99.1 crashes with cannot load PangoFont on startup
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Chemistry-Related Packages
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-29 10:13 UTC by Allan Klinbail
Modified: 2020-02-21 20:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


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Description Allan Klinbail 2011-01-29 10:13:44 UTC
After installing sci-chemistry/ghemical-2.99.1 it crashes with the following output 
(ghemical:9938): GdkGLExt-WARNING **: cannot load PangoFont
*** ERROR : Can't load font 'courier 12'

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run ghemical from terminal 

Actual Results:  

OpenGL extension version - 1.4
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/builder/amino.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/builder/nucleic.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/default/atomtypes.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/default/parameters1.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/default/parameters2.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/default/parameters3.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/default/parameters4.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/tripos52/atomtypes.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/tripos52/parameters1.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/tripos52/parameters2.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/tripos52/parameters3.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/tripos52/parameters4.txt
DEBUG ; preparing to open file /usr/share/libghemical/2.99.1/param_mm/tripos52/parameters5.txt
Added local light.

OpenGL visual configurations :

gdk_gl_config_is_rgba (glconfig) = TRUE
gdk_gl_config_is_double_buffered (glconfig) = TRUE
gdk_gl_config_is_stereo (glconfig) = FALSE
gdk_gl_config_has_alpha (glconfig) = FALSE
gdk_gl_config_has_depth_buffer (glconfig) = TRUE
gdk_gl_config_has_stencil_buffer (glconfig) = TRUE
gdk_gl_config_has_accum_buffer (glconfig) = FALSE

(ghemical:9938): GdkGLExt-WARNING **: cannot load PangoFont
*** ERROR : Can't load font 'courier 12'

Expected Results:  
application to run 

Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop, gcc-4.4.4, glibc-2.11.2-r3, 2.6.37-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-2.6.37-gentoo-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_CPU_6600_@_2.40GHz-with-gentoo-1.12.14
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 02:15:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:     4.1_p7
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.11-r3
dev-lang/python:     2.6.6-r1, 3.1.2-r4
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.1-r2
sys-apps/baselayout: 1.12.14-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.4
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.65-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.20.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:       4.4.4-r2
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.10
sys-devel/make:      3.81-r2
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.30-r1 (sys-kernel/linux-headers)
CFLAGS="-march=core2 -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/splash /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=core2 -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs distlocks fixlafiles fixpackages news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="X a52 aac aalib acl acpi alsa amd64 audiofile bash-completion bcmath berkdb bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo caps cdb cdda cddb cdparanoia cdr cli consolekit cracklib crypt css cups curl curlwrappers cvs cxx dbus dga dri dts dvd dvdr emboss encode exif fam fbcondecor ffmpeg fftw firefox flac fontconfig fortran ftp gd gdbm gdu gif gimp gmp gnuplot gphoto2 gpm graphviz gsl gtk hal handbook hddtempimap iconv imlib ipv6 java java6 javascript jbig jpeg kontact lcms libnotify lm_sensors lock mad matroska mbox mikmod mmap mmx mng modules mp3 mp4 mpeg mpi mplayer msn mtp mudflap multilib mysql ncurses networkmanager nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin offensive ogg opengl openmp oscar pam pango pcre pdf perl plasma png policykit posix ppds pppd pulseaudio python qt3support quicktime raw rdesktop readline recode rss samba scanner sdl session sndfile sockets sox spell sse sse2 ssl startup-notification subversion svg sysfs sysvipc tcpd theora threads thunar tiff truetype udev unicode usb vcd vnc vorbis wddx wmf wxwidgets x264 xcb xft xml xorg xscreensaver xulrunner xv xvid zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="intel" XFCE_PLUGINS="brightness menu trash" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account" 
Comment 1 Allan Klinbail 2011-01-29 10:14:29 UTC
emerge --info is below.. 
Comment 2 Wormo (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-02-01 06:27:53 UTC
Do you have any font packages installed that provide Courier?
I use media-fonts/liberation-fonts which provides an alias for Courier.
If you don't have liberation-fonts, can grep through files in /etc/fonts/conf.avail/ to see if there is something else installed that should provide Courier.

If there don't seem to be any fonts providing Courier yet, then you could give liberation-fonts a try.
Comment 3 Allan Klinbail 2011-02-01 11:04:43 UTC
Thanks installed and enabled liberation fonts.. This didn't seem to help.. I have metric-aliases.conf enabled, which also provides courier, but not good... 
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-01-21 23:47:33 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 4171a7d7aa45c9919c20930efcad5bcfa1252d28
Author:     David Seifert <>
AuthorDate: 2020-01-21 23:46:54 +0000
Commit:     David Seifert <>
CommitDate: 2020-01-21 23:46:54 +0000

    package.mask: Last rite sci-chemistry/ghemical
    Signed-off-by: David Seifert <>

 profiles/package.mask | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
Comment 5 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-02-21 20:23:15 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit cb0539aca3c58e0b84d702bb1862edc6e0ae9c50
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: 2020-02-21 20:22:28 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2020-02-21 20:22:51 +0000

    sci-chemistry/ghemical: Remove last-rited pkg
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>

 profiles/package.mask                             |  5 --
 sci-chemistry/ghemical/Manifest                   |  1 -
 sci-chemistry/ghemical/files/2.99.2-docs.patch    | 22 ---------
 sci-chemistry/ghemical/files/3.0.0-fix-gcc9.patch | 37 ---------------
 sci-chemistry/ghemical/ghemical-3.0.0.ebuild      | 56 -----------------------
 sci-chemistry/ghemical/metadata.xml               | 20 --------
 6 files changed, 141 deletions(-)