[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#719360: Bug#719360: fonts-font-awesome: does not install fonts-awesome.less

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 11 16:24:52 UTC 2013

On 08/11/2013 05:32 PM, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> Hi Julian,
> On 15:16 Sun 11 Aug     , Julian Taylor wrote:
>> Package: fonts-font-awesome
>> Version: 3.0.2-1
>> Severity: normal
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> the fonts-font-awesome package only contains the fonts itself but not
>> the less file which is used to generate css files (via lessc) display
>> the fonts on a website, this e.g. forces owncloud to use the embed copy
>> of the file leaving it in a possibly inconsistent state to the package
>> fonts.
>> The ipython packge will also be affected by this in the next version.
>> Please install font-awesome.less in the package too.
> Sure I thought those files are not used (I'm not aware of less stuff) so
> I didn't install them. Just wondering where should I drop those
> files. is /usr/share/fonts-font-awesome/less is fine? or is there any
> policy on where I should drop it?
> Also there is bundled scss and css files are those useful shall I
> install them too?

Some folder with a layout as close as possible to the original upstream 
in usr/share/<package-name> seems like a good way to do it.
That allows e.g. symlinking everything into rdependencies with dh_linktree.
I think the layout of the built font-awesome is a folder with:
css/ font/ less/
(please verify I too am not so familiar with the web-stuff common practices)
font could be skipped or filled with symlinks to the proper debian 
The generated css files should probably also be installed, that avoids 
the need of rdepends to generate them themselves with lessc.

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