[Fedora-packaging] Packaging/ScriptletSnippets Fonts section needs to mention Buildrequires

Parag N(पराग़) panemade at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 09:08:53 UTC 2007

Hi Nicolas,
On 4/11/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> wrote:
> Le Mer 11 avril 2007 03:54, Jens Petersen a écrit :
> > Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> >> Nope. Their whole point is not to add a fontconfig dep to font packages
> >
> > Should bugs be filed against all fonts packages that currently require
> > fontconfig?
> IMHO yes. When this was formalized (around Bitstream Vera inclusion in
> fedora.us then FC) non adherence of font packages to any specific renderer
> was an explicit objective. (I'm speaking of truetype/opentype packages
> there, core fonts are a lost cause).
> The most one can do is conflict with old fontconfig packages if the rpm
> dumps a conf file in /etc/fonts, since fontconfig syntax has evolved over
> time.

  Can you please provide more information on this issue of not having
"Requires: fontconfig" in fonts packages?
  Currently I am in confusion on whether to drop fontconfig as
Requires or not and still packaging guidelines is missing this issue
to address it.
  I am sure many new packages got added to Fedora recently and many
will be coming in future. But still we are missing proper fonts
guidelines page. I think its good if we have wiki page that will
describe and give sample SPEC for fonts packages including how to
handle license and its naming issues for new coming fonts package

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