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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Thu Feb 10 07:38:05 UTC 2011

Quoting Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg at fifthhorseman.net):
> 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.

Ahem. Nowhere? :-)

This has been discussed in the pkg-fonts team, but no policy has been
written as of now (or no update of existing policy, if there's one,
which I'm unsure about).

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