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

Jean-Christophe Dubacq jcdubacq1 at free.fr
Wed Mar 3 12:15:12 UTC 2010

On 27/02/2010 23:05, Jean-Christophe Dubacq wrote:

> 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.

Here is the result of the testing on all packages beginning with ttf-
and otf-. I checked for obsolete conffiles after the following procedure:
 * install in stable
 * upgrade to lenny
 * list all obsolete conffiles
 * upgrade to unstable
 * check they are still here

I removed the files mentioned in
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=542897 (which is not
maintained by the team anyway).

Is keithp still active? ttf-bitstream-vera is superseded by ttf-dejavu

Due to the number of bugs, I hesitate between declaring this a MBF (and
checking with debian-devel) or filing individual bugs. Most probably,
signaling it there would be enough. I can also send bugs if you think
it's better.

Remark that for the wrongly versionned packages, the new version should
be the version of the newly built package (to care for users that
installed packages with the wrong version). Please know also that the
wiki page on conffile management does not give scripts that do the right
thing in case of abort-upgrade, but apparently this is not important.

This list is a result of dd-list -nou. If you prefer uploaders, just
tell me.

Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu at debian.org>
   xfonts-mona			correct preinst for removal... but still sends
ttf-mona.hints !

Debian Fonts Task Force <pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
   ttf-arabeyes			no preinst
   ttf-dustin			wrong version, 20030517-3 (stable is 20030517-6)
   ttf-inconsolata		wrong version, 001.001-2 (stable is 001.009-1)
   ttf-linex			wrong version, 2.2-2 (stable is 2.2-2)
   ttf-sil-dai-banna		wrong version, 2.1-1 (stable is 2.1-3)
   ttf-sil-ezra			wrong PKG, PKG=ttf-ttf-sil-ezra
   ttf-sil-gentium-basic	wrong PKG, PKG=ttf-ttf-sil-gentium-basic
   ttf-sil-yi			no preinst

(the last one is a transitional package to ttf-sil-nuosusil; probably
this is the package that should do the remove in the preinst)

Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda at debian.org>
   ttf-jsmath			no preinst

Keith Packard <keithp at debian.org>
   ttf-bitstream-vera		no preinst

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