[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#859913: Bug#859913: fonts-droid-fallback does not properly replace fonts-droid

Vasudev Kamath vasudev-debian at copyninja.info
Sat Apr 29 13:40:54 UTC 2017

Control: tag -1 +wontfix

Hi Juha,

Juha Heinanen <jh at tutpro.com> writes:

> Package: fonts-droid-fallback
> Version: 1:6.0.1r16-1.1
> I installed Debian stretch and started emacs where I have setting:
> (set-frame-font "-unknown-Droid Sans Mono-normal-normal-normal-*-*-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1")
> This has worked fine in Debian Jessie, but the font does not anymore
> exist in Stretch and I get error message when I start emacs:
> error: Font not available, #<font-spec nil unknown Droid Sans Mono nil
> iso10646-1 normal normal normal nil nil 100 0 ((:name . -unknown-Droid
> Sans Mono-normal-normal-normal-*-*-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1) (:user-spec .
> -unknown-Droid Sans
> Mono-normal-normal-normal-*-*-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1))>

DroidSansMono has been deprecated by upstream infavor of Noto Mono fonts.

> I then tried to install fonts-droid package from Jessie, but that failed
> too:
>   Replaced by files in installed package fonts-droid-fallback (1:6.0.1r16-1.1) ...
>   dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of fonts-droid:
>    fonts-droid-fallback (1:6.0.1r16-1.1) breaks fonts-droid (<< 1:6.0.0r26-1~) and is installed.
> Could you, please, include Droid Sans Mono to fonts-droid-fallback
> package or let people know what name they should use instead of 'Droid
> Sans Mono'.

From the changelog  of the packageits already done, Upstream stopped
shipping fonts

fonts-android (1:6.0.1r3-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix the Breaks and Replaces relation on fonts-droid version <<
    Closes: bug#808109, Thanks to Simon McVite, Ralf Treinen.
  * Add recommendation on fonts-noto-mono.
    Closes: bug#810013, Thanks to Jonas Smedegaard..

I probably should have provided NEWS entry during this update but I
think I missed it. So please use fonts-noto-mono instead of

Best Regards,

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