[rrd-users] Re: need help with graph labels

Stanley Hopcroft Stanley.Hopcroft at IPAustralia.Gov.AU
Mon Oct 13 11:24:27 MEST 2003

Dear Sir,

I am writing to thank you for your letter and say,

On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 10:28:21PM -0700, Anuj Jain wrote:
> Hi
> I am using the rrdtool-2003-10-09 snapshot version. When I make the
> graph I don't the title, comments and the legends name on the graph. I
> tried with -vertical-label and with -v option etc.

>  Is there a bug in
> this version or something else.
> Could anybody let me know about this problem?

This is an FAQ that was fortunately answered for me so that I can pass
it on to you.

1 You need to define a font in src/rrd_graph.c

On this FreeBSD system here is what I did

pc09011> diff -u rrd_graph.c rrd_graph.c.orig 
--- rrd_graph.c Thu Apr 24 15:26:39 2003
+++ rrd_graph.c.orig    Thu Apr 24 15:26:16 2003
@@ -33,8 +33,6 @@
 /* #define RRD_DEFAULT_FONT "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Arial.ttf" */
-#define RRD_DEFAULT_FONT "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/luxisr.ttf"

The font you choose _must_ be one that exists; the
"/usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice/ariosor.ttf" font is a place
holder that shows you where to point the blaster.

On this system, I have used "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/luxisr.ttf".

Unfortunately, I can't provide any advice on font selection apart from a
True Type font may be a good move (why I don't know).

2 You need to susbcribe to the devel list if you are using a 'snapshot'
(CVS) version. This will help you become aware of issues like this.

3 If you know about this sort of thing, please feel welcome to
contribute the platform independent code to make this manual patch

> Thanks & Regards
> Anuj

Yours sincerely.

Stanley Hopcroft

'...No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the
continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a
manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes
me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee...'

from Meditation 17, J Donne.

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