Oh, the workaround is so easy:
- open /usr/share/cnchi/data/packages.xml with your favourite editor
- delete the line that contains “xorg-mkfontdir”
- cnchi -p /usr/share/cnchi/data/packages.xml
I did not somehow try to manipulate the image unpacking/unsquashing it and resquashed/repacked it, to find out that the packages.xml is loaded from the internet and still failed. No that wasn’t me … doh!
I wanted to use Antergos and used 19.3 installation image for installation. Installation breaks with message
'Cannot find these packages: xorg-mkfontdir': add_fatal in /usr/share/cnchi/src/misc/events.py:83
I also tried 19.1 build with the same outcome which is maybe not surprising givin’ that the issue is maybe with a change made to the provider for xorg-mkfontdir which is apparently since 4th of March (?) xorg-mkfontscale. When trying to (re)install xorg-mkfontdir in the live session (via pacman -S) it instead tries to remove/replace it.
PS.: Also tried installing it in a VM with the same outcome. Not surprising too if my guess is right.
0.) Connect to internet and let Cnchi pop up and close it
0.) Open terminal
cp /usr/share/cnchi/data/packages.xml ~
3.) Remove line that contains xorg-mkfontdir
cnchi -p ~/packages.xml