[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#840414: mftrace: FTBFS with new release of fontforge

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Tue Oct 11 12:13:45 UTC 2016

Source: mftrace
Severity: important
User: pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: fontforge-transition

Dear Maintainer,

mftrace FTBFS with latest release of fontforge in experiemental. Snippet of
build log resulting in error is shown below.

Invoking `fontforge -usage > pfv 2>&1 '
warning: fontforge: command exited with value 256 (ignored)
warning: Command `fontforge -usage' failed.  Cannot simplify or convert to TTF.
error: fontforge is not installed; could not perform requested command
Exiting ...
GNUmakefile:101: recipe for target 'test' failed
make[1]: *** [test] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/<<PKGBUILDDIR>>'
dh_auto_test: make -j1 test VERBOSE=1 returned exit code 2
debian/rules:7: recipe for target 'build' failed
make: *** [build] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2

I think fontforge no longer provides *-usage* option and I think better way to
check existence of fontforge in system is checking if */usr/bin/fontforge*
exists or not. The full log is available at ¹

We will be uploading fontforge in about a week's time to unstable. If you need
any information please do not hesitate to contact us (Fonts team).

¹ https://angband.pl/tmp/ff11/failed/mftrace_amd64-2016-10-10T23:46:10Z.build

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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