[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#688213: fontforge: Why "--with-freetype-bytecode" only in Ubuntu?

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Thu Sep 20 12:08:46 UTC 2012

Package: fontforge
Version: 0.0.20120101+git-2
Severity: minor


I wonder why the fontforge build is configured "--with-freetype-bytecode" only
for Ubuntu. It seems this was introduced on purpose in GIT commit 84e75ad
"Updated to version 0.0.20080828." but it is nowhere documented why only Ubuntu
should get the bytecode interpreter but not Debian.

Please consider enabling this option for Debian as well, escpecially since the
bytecode interpreter has been enabled by default by freetype upstream since
version 2.4.

 - Fabian

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (901, 'testing'), (501, 'unstable'), (401, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fontforge depends on:
ii  libc6             2.13-35
ii  libcairo2         1.12.2-2
ii  libfontconfig1    2.9.0-7
ii  libfontforge1     0.0.20120101+git-2
ii  libfreetype6      2.4.9-1
ii  libgdraw4         0.0.20120101+git-2
ii  libgif4           4.1.6-9.1
ii  libglib2.0-0      2.32.3-1
ii  libice6           2:1.0.8-2
ii  libjpeg8          8d-1
ii  libpango1.0-0     1.30.0-1
ii  libpng12-0        1.2.49-1
ii  libpython2.7      2.7.3~rc2-2.1
ii  libsm6            2:1.2.1-2
ii  libspiro0         20071029-2
ii  libtiff4          3.9.6-7
ii  libuninameslist0  0.0.20091231-1.1
ii  libx11-6          2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxft2           2.3.1-1
ii  libxml2           2.8.0+dfsg1-5
ii  zlib1g            1:1.2.7.dfsg-13

fontforge recommends no packages.

Versions of packages fontforge suggests:
pn  autotrace         <none>
pn  fontforge-doc     <none>
pn  fontforge-extras  <none>
pn  potrace           <none>
pn  python-fontforge  <none>

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