[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: Bug#319951: Not sure that #319951 is still here

pmaydell at chiark.greenend.org.uk pmaydell at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Wed Jul 5 01:06:10 UTC 2006

Christian Perrier wrote:
>> >Could you please purge/install the package again
>> [As before, this is running stable on an Alpha. I get the same message on
>> a stable ix86 box as well, though.]
>Actually, I'm morei interested in unstable as there's nothing we can do
>to fix such bugs in stable.

Yes, but you still need to find out whether the lack of a warning is
because (1) the font system has been upgraded to support spaces in font
names (2) somebody has silently taken the space out of the hints file
in the unstable version of your fonts packages (3) some change in defoma
means that the warning has gone away but the system still doesn't support
spaces in names (which would mean that in future it might all break again,
perhaps worse than before). The action you need to take to resolve this
bug report differs in each case.

As a more general point, if users find that bug reports are always met
with an attitude that they will be ignored if they aren't reproducible
in unstable they may drift away to other distributions :-(

-- PMM

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