[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#709156: fonts-sil-abyssinica: Breaks on removed ttf-sil-abyssinica package makes no sense

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue May 21 08:38:38 UTC 2013

Package: fonts-sil-abyssinica
Version: 1.200-6
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-Cc: bubulle at debian.org

The latest changelog entry says:
   * Drop ttf-sil-abyssinica, this mean further:
     fonts-sil-abyssinica now "Breaks" ttf-sil-abyssinica (instead of
     ttf-sil-abyssinica is no longer provided by fonts-sil-abyssinica
which makes no sense at all (it seems entirely backwards).

Breaks is supposed to ensure both packages are upgraded together.  If
one of them no longer exists that's not possible.  So Breaks is what
should have been used in wheezy, not now...
Also the "Provides: ttf-sil-abyssinica" in the wheezy package seems
useless when there's a real ttf-sil-abyssinica transitional package.
It would make sense to have the Provides *now*, though.

Also, ttf-sil-abyssinica is a dependency of task-amharic-desktop (which
means the latter is now uninstallable).  You might want to talk to
maintainers of your reverse dependencies when making such a change.


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