Bug#898893: fontconfig-config ≥ 2.11.? should Breaks: 2.13.0-5

Jonathan Dowland jmtd at debian.org
Thu May 17 08:53:11 BST 2018

Package: fontconfig-config
Version: 2.13.0-5
Severity: normal

It's possible to satisfy stable's fontconfig dependency on fontconfig-config with sid's
version, although the config files appear to be completely incompatible. I think
fontconfig-config is lacking an appropriate Breaks: header for the versions either
side of the config file language change.

The consequences are a lot of fontconfig errors on stderr, and very unreadable
fonts :-)

(I ended up in this situation by upgrading fontconfig* to sid by installing sid's
"firefox", then later downgrading to install stable's "wine".)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages fontconfig-config depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.61
ii  fonts-dejavu-core      2.37-1
ii  fonts-liberation       1:1.07.4-2
ii  ttf-bitstream-vera     1.10-8
ii  ucf                    3.0036

fontconfig-config recommends no packages.

fontconfig-config suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
  fontconfig/subpixel_rendering: Automatic
  fontconfig/hinting_type: Native
  fontconfig/enable_bitmaps: false
  fontconfig/hinting_style: hintslight

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