[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#737965: fonts-freefont: ttf-freefont dropped, makes dozen of packages uninstallable

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Fri Feb 7 10:34:26 UTC 2014

Source: fonts-freefont
Version: 20120503-2
Severity: serious

This version of fonts-freefont dropped both the transitional package and
the Provides for ttf-freefont, claiming in the changelog that there are
no reverse dependencies.  I don't know where you got this idea - there
are actually a few dozen reverse dependencies of ttf-freefont (one of
them is gource which I happen to have installed, that's how I noticed
the problem).

Please revert the changes and file bugs against ttf-freefont's reverse

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.13.1-nouveau (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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