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Thread: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

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    Default what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    Just installed opensuse 11.3 KDE as a vm, after installation did zypper up and it asks me to agree to a microsoft license
    why should I agree to a microsoft license when installing a linux distro? I don't get it and I don't like it.

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    Default Re: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    Hello shalom938,

    Quote Originally Posted by shalom938
    Just installed opensuse 11.3 KDE as a vm, after installation did zypper up and it asks me to agree to a microsoft license
    why should I agree to a microsoft license when installing a linux distro? I don't get it and I don't like it.
    Because of the license openSUSE can't distribute the MS fonts together with openSUSE.
    Therefore there's a script called fetchmsttfonts which will download the fonts after installing openSUSE.
    Of course you still need to agree the license they're under.

    You may need these fonts on websites.
    Sites can use these fonts because they assume that you've got the fonts they're asking.
    So I recommend you install these fonts.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    Edward, Thanks for your reply.
    but lets say I don't want these fonts and I don't mind that some sites will not show good for me, zypper update doesn't give me the option to skip it.

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    Default Re: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    You simply stop it by not agreeing to the MS licence.

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    Default Re: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    but then the whole zypper update process stops..
    well, never mind, I'll just agere with that.

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    Default Re: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    On 2010-11-30 21:36, shalom938 wrote:
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    > Edward, Thanks for your reply.
    > but lets say I don't want these fonts and I don't mind that some sites
    > will not show good for me, zypper update doesn't give me the option to
    > skip it.


    Yes, it does, but you have to know how to do it. As with any other update
    you do not want.

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    Default Re: what is fetchmsttfonts and why do I need it?

    On 2010-11-30 22:06, shalom938 wrote:
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    > but then the whole zypper update process stops..


    If that is so, please report the bug in Bugzilla.

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    Carlos E. R.
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