[Pkg-fonts-devel] obsolete conffiles in /etc/defoma/hints

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Sun Feb 28 05:45:59 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 6:05 AM, Jean-Christophe Dubacq
<jcdubacq1 at free.fr> wrote:

>  * ttf-inconsolata has a VERSION too low: the version in stable is
> 001.009-1 (and still has defoma hints), and the preinst removes the
> hints only for upgrade from versions VERSION=001.001-2 or lower.

Sounds like a bug.

>> 2)
>> /etc/fonts/conf.d/ttf-tamil-fonts.conf is a real file, obsolete,
>> identical to /etc/fonts/conf.avail/90-ttf-tamil-fonts.conf, and there is
>> a symlink to /etc/fonts/conf.avail/90-ttf-tamil-fonts.conf in
>> /etc/fonts/conf.d.
>> Shouldn't there be some code to remove this file? It is out of order (no
>> nn- prefix), and may have unintended side-effects...

There probably should be, yes.

>> 3)
>> There are other real files in /etc/fonts/conf.d (I never touched
>> anything . Should they not be all links to /etc/fonts/conf.avail?

I agree with that.

>  * ttf-tamil-fonts has the correct removal (it seems), but it leaves
> behind a file in /etc/fonts/conf.d.
> Is the team interested in a (semi-automatic) testing of stable->unstable
> upgrade that would check that all conffiles are correctly managed? I can
> provide patches.

That would be great, please file bug reports as you find issues.

I thought piuparts.d.o would already do tests like this, but
ttf-inconsolata passes its tests:


You may want to investigate and see what can be done about that.



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