Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fixing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer error in Ubuntu 14.10

When using the ubuntu-restricted-extras or xubuntu-restricted-extras meta package to install mscorefonts in Ubuntu 14.10 the package fails to install correctly. This bug has been around since the alpha builds. Installing the package separately fixes the errors with downloading the extra data files.

To fix it, in a terminal enter: 
sudo dpkg -P ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer