Fedora do not bundle Microsoft's core Truetype fonts for licensing reasons. Normallly I do not care, personally I prefer Liberation fonts anyway. However, today I needed Verdana.
Traditionally, the way to install these on RPM based distributions has been:
All well and good, however there are a couple of problems.
Nowadays, Yum does various bits of house keeping in addition to RPM, so
this can lead to the
yum databases getting their knickers in
I get around this with a simple piece of
curl https://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec | grep -v 'Prereq: /usr/sbin/chkfontpath' > msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
Now you can do all the usual stuff:
rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec yum --nogpgcheck ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm
Relogin and you will have access to Microsoft\'s fonts.