[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#922457: Bug#922457: fonts-roboto-hinted: update broke reverse-dependencies without notice

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Thu Feb 21 18:16:34 GMT 2019

Quoting Andrej Shadura (2019-02-21 18:58:22)
> Hi,
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:53:58 +0100 Markus Koschany <apo at debian.org> wrote:
> > Dear maintainer,
> > 
> > the recent upload of fonts-roboto broke reverse-dependencies like
> > renpy because you removed or renamed previously installed files in
> > fonts-roboto-hinted. I find that less than optimal given that we have
> > entered the soft freeze for Debian 10. Please revert this change or
> > provide the missing files again.
> I’m sorry to have caused this. Could you please be more specific about
> where and how those files are used?
> Unfortunately, the upstream no longer provides hinted files, and even in
> the previous release the hints were outdated, so anything depending on
> the presence of those files should stop depending on them and instead
> depend on the unhinted fonts.

This seems to indicate that several packages now have broken symlinks 
due to the change: 

I believe that either all of those packages should have an RC bug filed 
against them, or (simpler, this late in freeze) fonts-roboto-hinted 
should provide symlinks to corresponding unhinted files.

 - Jonas

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