[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: ttf-komatuna (Re: ttf-konatuplus-light)

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Tue Dec 15 01:25:18 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Hideki Yamane <henrich at debian.or.jp> wrote:

>  fontconfig is "useful" for users who installed font packages, and
>  most of them would need it, I guess. So, it is suitable for "Suggests:".
>  But now, maybe we would change it to "Depends:" sicne defoma's functionality
>  would be replaced by fontconfig.

Fonts only depend on defoma because they use it in their postinst
scripts. That doesn't apply to fontconfig due to the use of dpkg
triggers. Fonts definitely can be useful without fontconfig - think
games that rely on a specific font and access it by filename, you
wouldn't want fontconfig forcibly installed in that case. fontconfig
doesn't really enhance individual fonts in any way (like for eg SIL
Graphite could), I don't think there is any justification for even a
Suggests on fontconfig.



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