[Pkg-fonts-devel] open-font-design-toolkit is marked for autoremoval from testing
wdg at debian.org
Wed Nov 5 17:57:33 UTC 2014
On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 02:25:32PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (2014-05-06 13:45:44)
> > On 06/05/14 06:32, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > > Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger at sil.org):
> > >> On 28/04/14 05:39, Debian testing autoremoval watch wrote:
> > >>> open-font-design-toolkit 1.5 is marked for autoremoval from testing on 2014-05-27
> > >>>
> > >>> It (build-)depends on packages with these RC bugs:
> > >>> 744698: fontmatrix: [fontmatrix] [DFSG] missing source
> > >>
> > >> Upstream fontmatrix sources have moved to
> > >> https://github.com/fontmatrix/fontmatrix
> > >>
> > >> Can someone please help prevent this autoremoval?
> > >
> > > I'm somehow "tracking" this issue, but the real fix is in the
> > > fontmatrix package.
> > >
> > > I actually wonder whether it is really a good idea to *depend* on
> > > packages. We should maybe only *recommend* this in order to avoid
> > > o-f-d-t to be in danger as soon as one of the packages in the toolkit
> > > is RC-buggy in the distribution.
> > >
> > > So, the fix might be "s/Depends:/Recommends:"
> > Since this is intended to be a meta-package (an empty package which
> > pulls in various other packages) what would work best?
> I believe this is best:
> * Use "Depends:" generally, and keep the list up-to-date.
> * Use "Recommendends:" if available only on a subset of Debian
Hello fonts folks,
Does anyone have any plans to get open-font-design-toolkit into a state for release in jessie?
Currently it is blocked on RC bugs in fontmatrix (missing sources) and zpb-ttf (maintainers email
Would it be sufficient to "Recommends:" on those? Or would it be necessary to remove the dependencies
on those for the package that goes in jessie?
zpb-ttf is effectively orphaned so I could upload a package to change maintainer to the team. But the
version 0.7-2 is way behind the current version 1.0.3 . Would we really want 0.7 in jessie? I think we
should just remove the dependency and upload zpb-ttf with changed maintainer to experimental.
I think it is worth trying to sort out the missing sources for fontmatrix and fix that RC bug.
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