[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#689575: fonts-liberation: breaks applications relying on the ttf-liberation name

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Thu Oct 4 07:51:57 UTC 2012

Package: fonts-liberation
Version: 1.07.2-5
Severity: important
Control: affects -1 + calibre

The fonts-liberation package provides the ttf-liberation package, but
does not ship a compatibility symlink for
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-liberation. This affects applications such
as calibre, which now contain a dangling symbolic link. The issue cannot
be fixed entirely in calibre, because upgrading ttf-liberation to the
transitional package breaks calibre. I see the following options:

1) Add ln -s liberation /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-liberation in the
   fonts-liberation package and remove the link for jessie.
2) Add Breaks to for all affected packages.

Of course the calibre maintainer should fix their part (#674838) as
well, but they have not yet done so despite the presence of a patch.


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