[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#736208: Bug#736208: fonts-oflb-asana-math: please remove texlive-xetex from Recommends

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Jan 22 11:15:57 UTC 2014

Quoting Bob Bib (2014-01-22 05:20:35)
> 2014-01-21 from Jonas Smedegaard:
>> This is an issue of _direction_ of relationship: A font does not 
>> "need" a rendering environment. It is the other way around.
>> Similar to libraries not needing executables, and plugins not needing 
>> what they plug into.
> I'm somewhat doubtful about the plugins, as they usually depend on the 
> host application engine. And fonts are more like any other common data 
> files, e. g. documentation etc...

Yes, both parts relate to each other: Applications "need" fonts/plugins, 
and fonts/plugins "need" hosts/renderers.

Point here is direction: Use "Enhances:" for "leaf-towards-center" 

APT can automagically drop packages when no longer needed (an old 
feature of aptitude, more recently integrated in APT core - see "man 
apt-mark" for more info).  Circular relationships ruins that feature.

 - Jonas

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