[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#487457: non-automated instructions, which also refer to cruft files

jidanni at jidanni.org jidanni at jidanni.org
Sat Jun 21 22:54:53 UTC 2008

File: /usr/share/doc/ttf-freefont/README.Debian
Package: ttf-freefont
Version: 20080323-3
Severity: wishlist

   i) Install the package x-ttcidfont-conf
   ii) Add the lines:
         FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
         FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
      to /etc/X11/XF86Config
   iii) Add the lines:
         dir "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
         dir "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
      to /etc/X11/XftConfig
   iv) Restart X.
   v) You are done!

Can't there be some files dropped into some directory upon
installation, read by some run-parts(8) program upon invocation, and
removed from that directory upon purge?

Wouldn't this be better that having the user edit files by hand upon
installation, and remembering to edit them by hand upon purge?

And isn't that one of the main points of having a Debian package system?

P.S., according to apt-file(1) search, /etc/X11/XF86Config and
/etc/X11/XftConfig are pure cruft(8)!

Well at least cruft(8) says they are "unexplained".

Well at least the former is called /etc/X11/xorg.conf these days.

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