[Pkg-fonts-devel] Switch to 3.0 source package format

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Nov 10 06:15:43 UTC 2009

As you may (or may not) have noticed, I began switching packages to
the 3.0 source format (http://wiki.debian.org/Projects/DebSrc3.0).

Those were the packages I mostly maintain alone (ttf-dzongkha and
ttf-lao). For ttf-lao, it was also the opportunity for some lintian

For font packages, this is really trivial as nearly none of them have
patches to "upstream sources".....(in the past, we has a few patches
to ttf-freefont, managed by quilt).

So, the switch is generally:
- mkdir debian/source
- echo "3.0 (quilt) >debian/source/format

and eventually check debian/control and remove dependency on quilt
there as well as any reference to "patch/unpatch" targets in

Would there be any objection if I start switching other packages to
source 3.0 format?

My first targets would be ttf-freefont, ttf-dejavu, ttf-liberation.


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