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

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 05:47:20 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> 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.
Sure I can do that. But I'm not getting the document of new fonts
package name policy. The policy document in fonts wiki
(http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/PackagingPolicy) is still referring to
old name convention. Can any one point me to the new fonts package
name policy so that I can mention this while filing bug report to
lintian team?

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


Vasudev Kamath

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