[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#851339: Bug#851339: Bug#851339: Bug#851339: fonts-firacode: package in Debian with non-Debian build dependencies

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Sun Jan 22 13:02:09 UTC 2017

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 8:41 PM, Fabian Greffrath wrote:

> Guys, thanks for taking the time to discuss this issue with me.

Thanks for your patience, I hope the thread was interesting :)

> Since I am the one who sponsored the 1.204-1 upload, I will also do the
> next one. I will just re-upload the package with its section changed to
> contrib/fonts. Is this sufficient or is there anything else needed?

For Debian purposes, that is enough right now. Please note this
paragraph from Debian Policy 12.5 though:

Packages in the contrib or non-free archive areas should state in the
copyright file that the package is not part of the Debian distribution
and briefly explain why.


Ultimately we need something to change in the upstream fonts community
though; either one of the existing font tools needs to add Glyphs
support or Glyphsapp folks need to release some sort of free toolkit
for it. Otherwise this is going to get annoying.



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