[Pkg-fonts-devel] fontforge packaging update and queries

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun May 29 17:10:43 UTC 2016

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2016-05-29 18:03:20)
> Coming to actual part. I noticed there is a fontforge-nox package 
> which is built bit weirdly . It does entire fontforge build process 
> from override_dh_strip target, by disabling X support and python 
> extension.
> Package description says its without X and used only for scripting. 
> But I wonder if any one is using this package. In most of my font 
> packages I directly use fontforge to build fonts from source. Does any 
> one else has use case for fontforge-nox?.
> Just to briefly say it all do we need fontforge-nox, we can simply use 
> fontforge from scripts. If we don't need it we should stop building 
> this package.

This check shows quite a few hits:

  apt-rdepends fontforge-nox

Yes, we need it.

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