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

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Wed Dec 16 03:53:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

Hmm, actually I'm wrong there, it only pulls in fontconfig-config. It
will get pulled in via pango and Qt3/Qt4 though, which I think is
probably enough for most desktops.

The packages that rely on fontconfig cache files or the fc-* tools are
the ones that should depend on fontconfig.



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