Anacron job 'cron.daily' [SOLVED]

I have begun receiving messages from my Anacron system complaining that it can’t download the andale32.exe file from Download andale32.exe (Microsoft's TrueType core fonts)
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.
Keith

Lenovo Thinkpad T500 running Ubuntu 16.04

The Ubuntu version (3.4) of the ttf-mscorefonts-installer is outdated and broken.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:

cd ~/Desktop

then

wget https://launchpad.net/~peppermintos/+archive/ubuntu/p7-release/+files/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6+peppermint1_all.deb

then

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

Thank you Mark - that worked a treat.

Best regards,
Keith

You’re welcome Keith :slight_smile: