Issues with ImageMagick - 'unable to read font' (11 nov 12)
Trying to run a Rails app which uses RMagick and Gruff, I got an error:
"unable to read font '/usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/n019003l.pfb'"
Google found this:
Almost right, but I had to comment out line
# try_download ftp://ftp.simplesystems.org/pub/libpng/png/src/libpng-1.5.10.tar.gz
in script install_im.sh.
after git had created folder ImageMagick-sl.
Then I copied the whole ImageMagick-sl folder, including the above script and the 'fonts' folder it had created, to /usr/local/share/
I created folder /usr/local/share/ghostscript (see error above)
Then I cd'd into /usr/local/share/ghostscript and did this
$ ln -s /usr/local/share/ImageMagick-sl/fonts fonts
This creates a soft link folder where my app thinks the fonts are, pointing to the real folder where the fonts really are.
I then changed the ownership on everything in /usr/local/share, so it belongs to group 'admin', restarted my app, and it works.
$ chown -R me:admin *