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

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sat Feb 8 06:10:18 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-07 12:07 +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:

> Quoting Sven Joachim (svenjoac at gmx.de):
>> 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
>> dependencies.
> Sigh. Now I know why I didn't upload back in August 2013..:-)
> New version with reintroduced transitional packages is on its way.

Could you please also restore the Provides?  Right now, I don't have
ttf-freefont installed but upgrading would force me to so.

AFAICS there is only one _versioned_ reverse dependency of ttf-freefont
(afterstep-data), once that is fixed you could drop the transitional
packages and only keep the Provides.


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