[Pkg-fonts-devel] PackageKit support

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 2 07:03:49 UTC 2008


I am the author of the apt backend of PackageKit, a distribution neutral
package management interface. It enables applications to install
required components in a common way. Recently support for font
installation was added.

If a pango based application wants to render a not available font the
user will have the opportunity to search and install the corresponding
package [1].

What I need is a way to associate fonts and packages. I have seen that
you maintain a list of packages with fonts in Debian [2]. Is this data
available in a more machine friendlier form? Do you keep this
information in a subversion repository?

I could think of shipping the data in the packagekit package or
accessing the Internet to get the information.




[2] http://pkg-fonts.alioth.debian.org/review/

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