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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Sun Feb 28 09:54:34 UTC 2010

Quoting Paul Wise (pabs at debian.org):

> >  * 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.

Sure. I would then be responsible for the bug and be glad to fix it.

I sometimes made such mistakes during the "drop defoma" work.

> >> 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.

ttf-tamil-fonts comes from the ttf-indic-fonts source package, which
is not managed by the pkg-fonts team.

> > 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.

Definitely. We did massive changes in late Autumn 2009 and I may have
made some mistakes. Help in spottingn them would be appreciated.

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