[Pkg-fonts-devel] question on fonts packaging

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Mon Aug 1 07:56:32 UTC 2011

Hi Olivier,

On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:42:24 +0200 (CEST)
Olivier Sallou <olivier.sallou at irisa.fr> wrote:
> I have a question regarding fonts packaging.
> Should I execute something to register the fonts in pre/post inst/rm scripts ?

 No, you don't need to kick it, just putting fonts into /usr/share/fonts/{truetype,opentype}
 is enough.

> Looking at svn for examples, I see some packages calling demofa-font, others not.

 defoma is legacy and now we are trying to remove it for Wheezy.
 In the past, we used defoma, now it is called for removing old defoma hints
 if it exists in maintainer scripts.

 So forget about defoma for new packaging.


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/org

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