There are still plenty of 8 bit x-terminals out there (I am tyoping on one now),
yet cairo doesn't support 8 bit colour:
Error: Cairo does not yet support the requested image format:
Alpha mask: 0x00000000
Red mask: 0x00000000
Green mask: 0x00000000
Blue mask: 0x00000000
Please file an enhacement request (quoting the above) at:
_cairo_format_from_pixman_format: Assertion `NOT_REACHED' failed.
I'm not running anything overly graphical -- logjam, so don't see why 8 bit
shouldn't be supported.
Please see the discussion (and patches) in the previous bug report on this issue.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4945 ***