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    ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    Xubuntu 16.04
    I have googled this extensively but cont find an answer
    Ttf-mscorefonts will not fully install error message below
    Thanks for any help

    W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/courie32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exe
    Err:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/georgi32.exe
    404 Not Found
    W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/georgi32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
    E: Failed to fetch https://netix.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the fonts/final/georgi32.exe 404 Not Found

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    That's a known bug. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+s...c/+bug/1522675

    A workaround is to download the 3.6 version of ttf-mscorefonts-installer from debian https://packages.debian.org/en/sid/a...aller/download and installing that package with Software Center or by using the terminal.
    Last edited by slickymaster; November 30th, 2016 at 12:33 AM. Reason: grammar

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    Thanks for your help, may need to come back and ask how to install package but have marked solved

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by jim Kane View Post
    ... and ask how to install package but have marked solved
    Code:
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb -P ~/Downloads
    will download the package to your Downloads folder, and

    Code:
    sudo apt install ~/Downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb
    will install the package.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    Was having the same issue and this solved it, thanks.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Code:
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb -P ~/Downloads
    will download the package to your Downloads folder, and

    Code:
    sudo apt install ~/Downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb
    will install the package.
    yes thanks googleing worked for me this time, so installed and working the same night

    Jk

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts will not install

    The updated installer in version 3.6 attempts to work around the problem by addressing specific sourceforge-mirrors for download. It is just a band-aid and may not work from all locations. The problem here is that the HTTP-client used by the installer to download the fonts is struggling with Sourceforge's use of javascripts to pedal ads and redirect downloads. The proper solution would be to host the fonts on a less complex server elsewhere, or to use a more capable HTTP-client for download in the install-script.

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