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Anacron job 'cron.daily' [SOLVED]
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:05:27 pm »
I have begun receiving messages from my Anacron system complaining that it can't download the andale32.exe file from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
I went to the website to download it manually to discover that it's a Windows executable. I guessed that a Windows executable would be no use to me so didn't bother. 

I'm not desperate to install lots of fancy fonts so can do without it, but would be grateful for advice on the best way forward. 

Thank you.
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« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 02:38:00 pm by Keith »

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Re: Anacron job 'cron.daily'
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 02:04:17 pm »
The Ubuntu version (3.4) of the ttf-mscorefonts-installer is outdated and broken.

Download the version from the Peppermint PPA which is based on the Debian version (3.6) but packaged for Ubuntu .. here's a link:
https://launchpad.net/~peppermintos/+archive/ubuntu/p7-release/+files/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb



If you're not sure how, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktop
then
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wget https://launchpad.net/~peppermintos/+archive/ubuntu/p7-release/+files/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb
then
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sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb
once finished, you can delete the ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb from your desktop
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 02:08:31 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Anacron job 'cron.daily'
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 02:13:17 pm »
Thank you Mark - that worked a treat. 

Best regards,
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Re: Anacron job 'cron.daily' [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 08:08:13 pm »
You're welcome Keith :)
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