[Piuparts-devel] Bug#576321: piuparts: should exclude fonts.alias

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sat Apr 3 03:40:13 UTC 2010

Package: piuparts
Version: 0.38
Severity: normal

xfonts-jmk is showing what I believe a false positive from piuparts in
the Package Tracking System:

0m12.7s ERROR: FAIL: Package purging left files on system:
  /usr/share/fonts/X11	 owned by: xfonts-utils, xfonts-jmk, xfonts-encodings
  /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc	 owned by: xfonts-jmk
  /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/fonts.alias	 not owned

This file is created automatically by the debhelper-generated postinst
logic, specifically:

    update-fonts-alias --include /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-jmk.alias misc

This is one of those cases where it's not clear who the owner of this
file should be or when it should be removed.  debhelper-generated logic
calls update-fonts-alias in postrm, but only if that program exists,
which it doesn't in the piuparts removal sequence.

I think this is just a false positive that should be excluded, but it's
possible there's some better cleanup that can be done somewhere.
Regardless, though, this doesn't represent a bug in the xfonts-jmk
package so far as I can tell.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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