[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#707765: Acknowledgement (plymouth: Missing text on passphrase input screen)

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue May 14 10:37:54 UTC 2013

On lun., 2013-05-13 at 20:52 +0800, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> This bug appears to be caused by changes to dejavu fonts. The bug can be 
> reproduced on a second system by upgrading from:
> ttf-dejavu ttf-dejavu-core ttf-dejavu-extra 2.33-3
> to:
> fonts-dejavu fonts-dejavu-core fonts-dejavu-extra ttf-dejavu 
> ttf-dejavu-core ttf-dejavu-extra 2.33+svn2514-3
> and then:
> update-initramfs -u -k 3.8-1-amd64
> There is also a pango error visible if Page Down is pressed to see the 
> boot logs after passphrase entry (but this error is not logged).
> The bug looks identical to this Ubuntu bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plymouth/+bug/828027
> Kind regards,
That's because DejaVuSerif.ttf and DejaVuSans.ttf have been replaced by

ls -l /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVu{Sans,Serif}.ttf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 May 10 20:38 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf -> ../dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 May 10 20:38 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf -> ../dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf

The hook only copy the symlink which is then dangling and removed by
the update-initramfs command later. So the hook needs to be updated in
plymouth and a Breaks should be added to fonts-dejavu.


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