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Re: odd file-requires in f7 packages



Le jeudi 17 mai 2007 à 15:10 -0400, seth vidal a écrit :
> On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 21:06 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le jeudi 17 mai 2007 à 21:14 +0200, Hans de Goede a écrit :
> > 
> > > I'm open to suggestions to doing this smarter. And ship a private copy of 
> > > Vera.ttf is not a good suggestion!
> > 
> > At least require a DejaVu variant as Vera is been quietly deprecated.
> > 
> 
> or a virtual provides in both packages.

Read again the original message: these apps are bypassing all the font
infrastructure. They access fonts via hardcoded file names and locations
(which do change in font packages, maybe not every month but often once
during a release¹).

Font packages may be derivatives of the same original project but they
definitely do *not* share the same filenames and a virtual just plain
won't work.

IMHO the file dep is perfectly logical there because that's what the app
actually needs. It may not be yum's ideal model but that's how these
apps are coded and pretending otherwise just leads to fast *BROKEN* deps

(the other way is using alternatives, but there's no way in hell I'll
add alternative support to my font packages just to make yum a little
faster. Especially since the vast majority of users won't have these
primitive apps installed and those who do can just wait a little more on
updates)

Correctness first please.

¹ old-style fedora releases not new style extended support ones

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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