[Pkg-fonts-devel] Font package helper

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Sun Dec 25 08:14:06 UTC 2011

Hello all,

I was working on the moving of *ttf-indic-fonts* package to new fonts
team packaging policy for Debian-IN team. Repeating same process for
each package was quite boring so I thought of doing bit of automation
work and wrote a wrapper against *dh_make*. I call it as
*dh-make-font*, name is inspired from *dh-make-ruby* tool of
*pkg-ruby-extras* team.

This tool run dh_make behind the scene and cleans up unwanted
files. Also it edits control file creates install and links (if
fontconfig configuration is found). The result adheres to new font
packaging policy.

We are still working on handling the case when font
source is available. Other than this script is in working condition
and accessible here [1]. I've written a tutorial here [2] also a man
page is included in the source

I would love to hear feedback improvement suggestion and any other
comments on this tool.

[1] http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=debian-in/dh-make-font.git;a=summary
[2] http://is.gd/NWYVAM

Best Regards

Vasudev Kamath
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