[Pkg-fonts-devel] GNU FreeFont 20120503 released

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri May 11 07:13:28 UTC 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Christian PERRIER wrote:

> Indeed, as of now, the packages are renamed, but the locations are the
> old ones (unless I missed something in Fabian's changes as we were
> doing changes at the same time).

No symlinks needed then.

> Sure, if we move the files around, we'll need to provide compatibility
> symlinks, particularly for freefont because of the use by games (does
> it happen often there that paths are hardcoded?).

Indeed. Often with games they embed the font in the source tarball,
but for Debian we remove that and symlink to the font package since
that is the easiest hack. Some games use sane font rendering libraries
that talk to fontconfig to find fonts but most do not.

> I wonder what package should provide the symlinnks: the new one or the
> transitional one?

I would say the transitional one, not much point in having them in the new one.



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