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

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Wed Dec 16 03:43:06 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Hideki Yamane <henrich at debian.or.jp> wrote:

>  Another issue, what package should Depends/Recommends/Suggests fontconfig?
>  If we drop any fontconfig dependencies from font packages, only some
>  applications such as iceowl, openoffice.org would pull fontconfig,
>  it seems to be not good state.

Wrong, anything depending on libfontconfig1 will pull in fontconfig.

BTW, it might be worth adding a lintian check for font packages
depending on fontconfig. I see some of our packages already depend on
it (ttf-oldstandard for example, which needs its ITP closed).



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