[Pkg-fonts-devel] fontforge_20161005~dfsg-2_i386.changes ACCEPTED into experimental

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Sat Oct 15 15:27:36 UTC 2016

Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> writes:

> Quoting Fabian Greffrath (2016-10-15 12:33:07)
>> Am Samstag, den 15.10.2016, 07:50 +0000 schrieb Debian FTP Masters:
>> >    * Add libglib2.0-dev as build-depends to fontforge, this makes
>> > sure that libfontforge-dev gets libglib2.0-dev build dependency.
>> how is this possible?
>> >      Closes: bug#840417, Thanks to Vasudev Kamath.
>> Are you serious?
> I suspect what Fabian is trying to say is that you likely misunderstood 
> what is needed here, Vasudev.
> Most likely, instead of the _source_ package _build-depending_ on 
> libglib2.0-dev, the _*-dev_ package should _depend_ on it.

Umm.. Not really actually libglib2.0-dev is must dependency for the
fontforge. I missed it previously, it still worked because the
dependency got pulled in reverse dependencies of libcario2-dev and

What broke was pdf2htmlex which build depends on libfontforge-dev as
there was no declaration of libglib2.0-dev in dependencies.

Now I added it in the build-depends and let d-devlibdeps do the job of
resolving dependencies from it :-).

> But please don't follow my advice blindly: As always, ask (not for 
> permission but for clarification) if in doubt. :-)

Sure. Let me know what you think of my clarification above.

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