[Pkg-fonts-devel] Please check reverse dependencies before moving files around

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Oct 26 18:33:13 UTC 2011

On 10/26/2011 01:42 PM, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> The more we go, the more this package renamingn business becomes
> complicated (OK, I complicated it by moving the files, but I wasn't
> actually expecting that some packages would hardcode the font paths).

More generally, do we have a set of recommended best practices for tools
which might need to search for fonts?

If we had a clearly-stated recommendation that would be an improvement
over hard-coded paths, we could just file bugs against packages that use
hard-coded paths and let them suffer the consequences of possible

To be clear, I'm not just interested in making this "not our problem" --
having such a recommendation would improve the robustness of the
packages in the archive.


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