[Pkg-fonts-devel] Lintian error with new font package name convention

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Feb 9 17:52:22 UTC 2011

On 02/09/2011 12:40 PM, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm packaging the following font package
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=571723
> As per my previous mail to the list I'm using new font name convention
> (fonts-<foundry>-name). But I'm getting lintian error on the new font
> package naming convention. Lintian is suggesting me to use ttf-* otf-*
> format. How I can I suppress/override the lintian warnings?
> Here is part of lintian warning
> I: fonts-johnsmith-induni: font-in-non-font-package
> usr/share/fonts/opentype/fonts-johnsmith-induni/IndUni-C/IndUni-C-Bold.otf

i'd say the right thing to do is to fix lintian to the new package
naming convention.

Could you file a bug report against lintian, pointing to the new fonts
package naming policy?  I don't know where that is.

(i've cc'ed the lintian maintainers team here, maybe they have some
suggestions too)


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