[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#924303: Bug#924303: Bug#924303: fonts-noto-core: creates an obsolete config file

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Thu Oct 29 17:10:03 GMT 2020

Quoting Laurent Bonnaud (2020-10-29 17:49:04)
> On 10/29/20 4:30 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Please elaborate: What_is_  the issue?
> It is my understanding that packages should not create obsolete 
> conffiles.  That's what I understood when reading this:
> https://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/10/07/the-right-way-to-remove-an-obsolete-conffile-in-a-debian-package/

Thanks for the additional information - that helps.

I agree that packages should cleanup conffiles no longer included with 
the package (assuming that's what you mean by "should not create 
obsolete conffiles").

I fail to recognize, however, that fonts-noto-core fails to such 

The command you share the output of indicates that you feel that the 
conffile /etc/fonts/conf.avail/30-droid-noto.conf is the one that is not 
cleaned up, and you reported this issue against version 20181227-1 of 

Did you have fonts-noto-core 20181227-1 installed, or installed and then 
removed, or installed and then purged, when you ran that command?

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

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