Bug#593735: vlc: don't exclusively depend on ttf-freefont

Benjamin Drung bdrung at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 14 22:48:49 UTC 2010

Am Freitag, den 20.08.2010, 17:53 +0200 schrieb Dirk Griesbach:
> vlc 1.1.3-1 does not depend on ttf-dejavu-core anymore but only on
> ttf-freefont. It would be nice if I could choose, which fonts to use
> because right now vlc is the only package which depends an ttf-freefont
> for me. So something like depends (ttf-dejavu-core|ttf-freetype) would
> be really nice.

Sorry for the big response delay. We dropped our patch that changes the
default font from freefont to dejavu. Upstream uses a hard-coded default
font and put a copy of the default font in /usr/share/vlc/skins2/fonts/
(which we replace by symlinks). That's the reason why we have to depend
on ttf-freefont. Otherwise our symlinks will break.

I see no way for having alternative default fonts.

Benjamin Drung
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Maintainer (www.debian.org)
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