Package Details: rxvt-unicode-patched 9.22-9

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Package Base: rxvt-unicode-patched
Description: Unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator (urxvt) with fixed font spacing
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: rxvt-unicode
Provides: rxvt-unicode
Submitter: thestinger
Maintainer: blueyed
Last Packager: blueyed
Votes: 243
Popularity: 2.872814
First Submitted: 2010-12-21 01:39
Last Updated: 2017-06-07 20:17

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tam1138 commented on 2017-07-19 20:39

I'm getting the "Unable to load base fontset, please specify a valid one using -fn, aborting." error, as well, but only on a newly-installed instance of Arch Linux: it still works fine on the installation I've had for years (on another machine). Both are (trying to) run rxvt-unicode-patched 9.22-9, which implies that it's not the package itself. Additionally, the rxvt-unicode-cvs-patched-wideglyphs package doesn't work on the machine that's failing on this package. I'll report back if/when I figure it out.

[Time passes.]

I didn't have pkg-config installed on the new machine, which meant all the feature checks during configure failed. Installing pkg-config resulted in a working rxvt-unicode-patched.

Solution: please add pkg-config as a build dep.

blueyed commented on 2017-06-13 22:28

I maintain this package, but use myself (with xft fonts), which is quite similar.

I do not think it is related to the update / rebuild.

Can you try rxvt-unicode-cvs-patched-wideglyphs maybe?

kylebaked commented on 2017-06-12 22:13

After updating perl and rebuilding I'm getting the following when trying to launch:

"Unable to load base fontset, please specify a valid one using -fn, aborting."

It appears this is related to using an xft font. I can confirm that urxvt is able to use non-xft fonts and that xterm can use xft fonts fine. Is anyone else experiencing this or is this just something on my end?

blueyed commented on 2017-05-06 05:56

Maybe it helps!?

It also contains the patch for reporting focus events and other niceties/fixes not released yet.

blueyed commented on 2017-05-06 04:35

there are several patches in here, and the crashing one was enable-wide-glyphs.patch, which is not included here. I am using another PKGBUILD based on the cvs version with it. I can publish it in case anyone is interested.
Not sure if it would help in your case - maybe it is related to wcwidth(3) even, in case tmux is using another method?!
Check the ISO14755 mode: press ctrl-shift and click on the glyphs. Then compare it between tmux and non-tmux.

madnight commented on 2017-05-05 14:30

Hi, this patch finally solves all my font problems (powerline + awesome) for powerlevel9k.
Hower tmux does seem to have problems.
It does not crash for me like it does for aflavio but take a look:


rxvt-unicode (urxvt) v9.22 - released: 2016-01-23
zsh 5.3.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
tmux 2.4
archlinux 4.10.13-1-ARCH

Maybe the problem is on tmux side, but vte terminals (e.g. termite) works with the same font.

aflavio commented on 2017-02-09 21:19


This patch causes a segfault with tmux when using first tab completing.

urxvt: 9.22
zsh: zsh 5.3.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
tmux: 2.3
distro: archlinux

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Reading symbols from urxvt...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/bin/urxvt -e .builds/vim/src/vim
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/usr/lib/".

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x000000000041cf44 in rxvt_term::scr_refresh() ()
(gdb) bt
#0 0x000000000041cf44 in rxvt_term::scr_refresh() ()
#1 0x000000000041ea22 in rxvt_term::flush() ()
#2 0x0000000000439bce in ev_invoke_pending() ()
#3 0x000000000043a61d in ev_run ()
#4 0x00000000004192e3 in main ()

silasdavis commented on 2017-01-10 21:10

I'm not sure what option fixed the chronic issue I was having with powerline glyphs not rendering/aligning properly. But for anyone who it might help this version of urxvt fixed it for me. Having poured hours into trying to find a solution/manually patch fonts/blame hidpi...

spacelord commented on 2016-12-24 12:47

Thank you

blueyed commented on 2016-12-23 07:39

Ok, re-added font-width-fix.patch.

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