[Pkg-fonts-devel] Update on fonts-android splitting

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Sat Oct 31 08:49:30 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I started working on packaging fonts-roboto from the upstream source
available on github ¹. I've prepared package in our git ². If any one
can have a look at the packaging and provide suggestions it would be

Now coming to fonts-droid, which has now become RC buggy. I'm planning
to drop it right away. I would report bugs on all its reverse

reverse-depends from ubuntu-dev-tools shows below result for

* gnome-shell-pomodoro-data
* libgs9-common
* task-chinese-s-desktop
* task-chinese-t-desktop
* wesnoth-1.12-data
* wesnoth-1.13-data

* signing-party

* blender [amd64 arm64 armel armhf hurd-i386 i386 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 mips mipsel powerpc ppc64el s390x]
* cinnamon-desktop-environment
* josm
* performous
* request-tracker4
* texlive-fonts-extra

And there is a reverse build-dependency for kodi as reported by
build-rdeps from devscripts package. I'm attaching dd-list output for
above with this mail.

I'm considering filing bugs against these packages asking them to
appropriately switch to fonts-noto which derived from Droid fonts and
Open-Sans when its available in Debian.

Please share your thoughts and suggestions on this. Once we all agree to
drop fonts-droid I will send mail to debian-devel with MBF request.

!NB: fonts-roboto doesn't build fonts from source at this moment, but
     things will be changed once all the required tools are available in


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¹ https://github.com/google/roboto
² http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-fonts/fonts-roboto
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