configuring ttf--mscorefonts - installer

Asked by Per Olof Jonsson on 2011-05-19

When I try to install a program (as example Wine) with "sudo apt-get install Wine" everything seems to work until I get a window "configuring ttf --mscorefont -installer" blablabla OK. Then nothing happens, nowhere to clck, "Enter" does nothing.
PLease help! Per Olof
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Ubuntu msttcorefonts Edit question
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Solved by:
Eduardo Rodriguez
Solved:
2011-05-21
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2011-05-21
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2011-05-21
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

To identify the cause of your problem it is necessary to see the exact error message.
Please open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and issue the following command

sudo dpkg --configure -a

(enter your password when asked so; you will not see any feedback when entering the password, not even '*' placeholders).

Then copy all output (edit - select all ; edit - copy) and paste it into a new message of this question thread.

Per Olof Jonsson (perolof) said : #2

No, I don't get an error message, I get a new small window where I can read
the following message:

Package configuration
Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
True Type fonts for the Web EULA. Read this carefully: This Microsoft
End-User License Agreement between you and Microsoft Corporation ....(here I
skip part of the message!) ..... If you don't agree to the terms of this
EULA, you may not use the product.
                        <OK>

This window appears at the end of the download, and then everything i
locked. I cannot do anything!

Per Olof

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> To identify the cause of your problem it is necessary to see the exact
> error message.
> Please open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and issue the following command
>
> sudo dpkg --configure -a
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> (enter your password when asked so; you will not see any feedback when
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Think it is bug #670629 about the problem that there is no possibility to accept the EULA under certain circumstances.

Does issuing the terminal command

sudo dpkg --configure -a

give you the possibility to accept the EULA?
Or as another try, does issuing the terminal command

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer --reinstall

help in one way or the other?

i think wine is trying to install the Microsoft core fonts package, it needs it for emulation.

the problem is when it tries to install it & you can't accept the EULA agreement.

that happened to me ( see https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/msttcorefonts/+question/158146)

try searching & reinstalling "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" directly from synaptic package manager.

maybe this way you will be able to acept the EULA Agrement.

Per Olof Jonsson (perolof) said : #7

Thanks to everyone who has contributed and especially to actionparsnip for the advice to try "TAB, ENTER". That solved my problem in a very simple way!!

Rick Flynn (flynn1959) said : #8

Had this problem when installing "Lubuntu Restricted Extras". Thankfully, I found this bug report and problem solved!! However, it could leave a lot of folks dead ended. Perhaps someone would want to address this issue through the Synaptic Package Manager? Could save a lot of unnecessary headaches. Thanks, Rick

Thank you.

"TAB, ENTER" helped.

Nancy Duran (antiphona2015) said : #10

Thanks Eduardo Rodriguez! "Tab, Enter" works!!!

Xyzsor (xyzsor) said : #11

+1 to Eduardo Rodriguez!
"Tab, Enter" works..