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How do I get past this error message, so I don't keep seeing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer error popup?
It's NOT the licence acceptance issue, apparently. It seems to be that the http protocol has been deprecated in libcurl, and the installer is trying to access an exe file from a http website.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 18 not to upgrade. Need to get 0 B/29.5 kB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 307868 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.4+nmu1ubuntu2_all.deb ... mscorefonts-eula license has already been accepted Unpacking ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.4+nmu1ubuntu2) over (3.4+nmu1ubuntu2) ... Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1) ... Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (3.168.2) ... ttf-mscorefonts-installer: processing... ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http: //downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe Err:1 h ttp://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe Protocol "http" not supported or disabled in libcurl W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/andale32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied) E: Failed to fetch https ://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the fonts/final/andale32.exe Protocol "http" not supported or disabled in libcurl E: Download Failed Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.4+nmu1ubuntu2) ...
(NB - I addded extra spaces to break the links because I don't have sufficient reputation points!)