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Each "port" listed here contains any patches necessary to makethe original application source code compile and run on FreeBSD.Installing an application is as simple as typing makeinstall in the port directory. If you download the frameworkfor the entire list of ports by installing the portshierarchy, you can have thousands of applications right at yourfingertips.

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For most ports, a precompiled package also exists,saving the user the work and time of having to compile anything atall. Use pkg-install(8) to securely download and install the precompiledversion of a port. For more information see Usingpkg for Binary Package Management

Since openSUSE 12.2, X11:XOrg project split and changed some packages. The packages bdftopcf, imake (includes xmkmf), and mkfontdir are now split into separate subpackages. It's good for end users for a minimal system, but such changes now breaks the old automatic build requirement chain, and makes BuildRequires more complicated.

There is a very nice BDF font editor developed at New Mexico State University, xmbdfed. It has a Web page at mleisher/download.html with pointers to source code and precompiled binary executable distributions for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, and Sun Solaris 2.x.

Use the bdftopcf command to convert a BDF font file to a PCF font file (see the bdftopcf(1) reference page). For example, Adobe provided two sets of Utopia Regular bitmap font files that were designed for the resolutions of 100 and 75 dpi. These files were in the extended Bitmap BDF 2.1 format. The original names of the bitmap files were UTRG_10.bdf through UTRG_24.bdf. One of them could be converted with the following command:

The permanent state of the printer is not really changed. Downloaded fonts disappear when you reset the printer by switching its power off and on. If there is not enough memory for additional fonts, you receive a message about a Virtual Memory (VM) error, and the font is not downloaded.


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