[racket] fonts missing with latest .deb from PPA

From: Rodolfo Carvalho (rhcarvalho at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 26 19:38:06 EST 2012

Still on the .deb / apt-get thing....

Yesterday at our local coding dojo I installed Racket using apt-get from
Linux Mint official repo (

I got sad when I noticed that the version was 5.1.1 (same version of the
one in the Ubuntu repo http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/racket), without
many of the recent improvements with direct impact on newcomers, like the
keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-R x ctrl-T). I also noticed a problem I had
experienced before, and that has been reported here in the list: highlight
between matching parens not working (missing lib?).
I believe this is fixed in newer versions...

Oh, and I wish DrRacket would show on the Applications menu!

I thought of installing from the repo since that could be easier for people
to upgrade over time.
Next week I ought to reinstall from the website download, maybe the next
version 5.2.1.

Unfortunatelly we had to interrupt our dojo in the middle because of a
building that fell down right next to us...
To the audience, that was more scaring than programming in Racket...


Rodolfo Carvalho

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 21:41, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, I'm using the same one. I know it's worked before, so I suspect
> I'm missing a necessary library or some other widget that lets
> DrRacket know where to look for the fonts. The one difference is that
> I've started using Kubuntu as of 11.10 because I hate Unity, so I
> guess that could also be an issue.
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Paul Leger <pleger at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 01/26/2012 08:05 PM, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
> >>
> >> I installed Racket from Jon Rafkind's Ubuntu PPA and the only font I
> >> have listed in the Preferences is "Monospace."
> >>
> >> I suspect there's probably a missing library or something that will
> >> give me access to all kinds of pretty fonts, but I'm not sure what it
> >> might be.
> >>
> >> Anybody have a suggestion to try?
> >
> > I am using Racket from the following PPA (Ubuntu 11.10):
> >    https://launchpad.net/~plt/+archive/racket<https://launchpad.net/%7Eplt/+archive/racket>
> >
> > and I can use several fonts.
> >
> > --
> > Saludos, Paul Leger.
> >
> > ____________________
> >  Racket Users list:
> >  http://lists.racket-lang.org/users
> ____________________
>  Racket Users list:
>  http://lists.racket-lang.org/users
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.racket-lang.org/users/archive/attachments/20120126/c0e2fc65/attachment.html>

Posted on the users mailing list.