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Re: file dependencies and packages and [blocker] bugs



On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 20:03 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:

> Okay, these are mine (which I already knew without looking at the report, as I 
> very deliberately added the filedeps):
> 
> /usr/share/fonts/bitstream-vera/Vera.ttf
> xblast-0:2.10.4-5.fc9.i386
> chess-0:1.0-12.fc9.i386
> 
> /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans-BoldOblique.ttf
> sdljava-demo-0:0.9.1-9.fc9.i386
> 
> /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf
> sdljava-demo-0:0.9.1-9.fc9.i386
> 
> /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans-Oblique.ttf
> sdljava-demo-0:0.9.1-9.fc9.i386
> 
> /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
> sdljava-demo-0:0.9.1-9.fc9.i386
> 
> 
> The problem with these packages is that the application in question (== 
> game-ish app, using its own fontrending) opens these fonts by filename. not 
> true any known font configuration mechanism.
> 
> Combine this with the fact that fonts change both location and name regulary, 
> and a simple dep on the font providing package wont't do. With these (not 
> pretty) file deps I actually get broken deps reports send to me when this 
> happens. Don't believe me? This is from the sdljava-demo changelog:


Define 'regularly' for the fonts changing locations? Also - If they are
changing so often why don't we talk to the font maintainers and get that
to stop moving around?



> On the postive site, very few people have either of these installed, so I guess 
> the best solution here is to notfix. But I'm open for other ways of catching 
> filename changes in another package without using file deps.

It makes things like repoclosure take longer to run b/c it has to go get
the filelists to resolve it all out.

Don't you think we should be able to do something to make this situation
better or even rarer?

-sv




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