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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Sun Oct 28 17:18:32 UTC 2012

Quoting Helmut Grohne (helmut at subdivi.de):
> 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.

Sorry for coming late on this issue.

Up to now, we had compatibility symlinks for each font. I just
replaced them with a compatibility symlink for the entire directory,
as you suggest.

Other font maintainers, please comment, I'm not 100% sure this is the
entirely correct solution.

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