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AR# 10229

3.1i HP Install - Installing remotely to an HP from a Solaris machine causes the install to abort/core dump.

Description

Keywords: Install, HP-UX, Solaris, remote, missing, charsets, fontset, core dump

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
I am installing the latest service pack for HP-UX remotely from a Solaris machine, and I receive an error message similar to the following:

Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
Warning: Cannot convert string "-dt-interface
system-medium-r-normal-m*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontSet
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset
Warning: Cannot convert string "-dt-interface
system-medium-r-normal-m*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontList
Warning: Cannot convert string "-dt-interface
...
./setup[165]: 4115 Abort

The installer then core dumps, and exits.

What can I do to fix this problem?

Solution

This problem typically occurs when a user logs in locally to a Solaris machine, then logs in remotely into an HP-UX machine to install the service pack. In this instance, the Solaris machine cannot correctly manage the fonts that are exported from the installer, which causes the installer to core dump and exit.

To solve this problem, either run the installation locally, or run it remotely from another HP machine.

This limitation is due to font and other display settings, and is an inherent limitation that cannot be addressed in the software.
AR# 10229
Date Created 09/26/2000
Last Updated 09/17/2002
Status Archive
Type General Article