[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#898115: fonts-liberation2: font metrics changed in 1:1.07.4-3

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Mon May 7 13:33:25 BST 2018

Package: fonts-liberation2
Version: 2.00.1-4
Severity: important
Tags: patch
Fowarded: https://pagure.io/liberation-fonts/pull-request/18

Dear Maintainer,


https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117411 talks about
"Font metrics slightly changed after update OS to Ubuntu 18.04".

It was found out that this is caused by fonts-liberation changing its metrics
sighlightly, most probably because some tooling (fonttools?) changed and now
honoured stuff.

RH fixed that back then with https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=152651
(see also https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=114434).

Unfortunately back then in October when I noticed it I uninentionally hid it
by disabling those tests (and later there was

Anyway, https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117411 says
that fonts-liberation with the patch applied fixes it. I did so and indeed
that makes the tests work again.

I already opened
https://salsa.debian.org/fonts-team/fonts-liberation2/merge_requests/1 for this.



-- Package-specific info:
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|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
ii  fontconfig     2.13.0-4     amd64        generic font configuration librar
ii  libfreetype6:a 2.8.1-2      amd64        FreeType 2 font engine, shared li
ii  libfreetype6:i 2.8.1-2      i386         FreeType 2 font engine, shared li
ii  libxft2:amd64  2.3.2-2      amd64        FreeType-based font drawing libra

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

-- no debconf information

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