I installed siag for my 5.9 light to check it but got the above mentioned font error..no time to download the ispell and font packs as looks like 18 odd meg..
.is it possible to extract the helvetica font required and package as a dependency during install?
do the included fonts work when helvetica is added? or does one need the whole font pack to get some alternative fonts to helvetica?
I'm going to answer this here because I don't have the moderator privileges to move this to the proper place. This thread is about 6.0 alpha, not SIAG on 5.9 Light.
The SIAG package for 5.9 was built for Standard before Light ever came out. Standard includes the required fonts.
The Helvetica font is a standard part of X.org. The decision to exclude it from Light was, IMHO, strange. I will not be breaking it out into a separate package. That makes no sense at all. ispell is required to have spell checking work but it isn't a dependency per se since the software can run without it.
In other words, if you want to use SIAG, install the packages that are needed. 18MB is only an issue if you're on dial up. Yes, you really do want more than just Helvetica. You really want all of the Adobe bitmapped fonts for your resolution, particularly for PW.