Bug 1484094 - fontconfig-2.10.95-11.el7 pulls random fonts as a dependency
Summary: fontconfig-2.10.95-11.el7 pulls random fonts as a dependency
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fontconfig
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Akira TAGOH
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Keywords: i18n
: 1496299 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1549949
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-08-22 16:46 UTC by Viktor Ashirov
Modified: 2018-10-30 10:20 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2018-10-30 10:19:48 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3140 None None None 2018-10-30 10:20 UTC
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3197032 None None None 2017-10-16 07:01 UTC

Description Viktor Ashirov 2017-08-22 16:46:26 UTC
Description of problem
bz1403957 introduced new dependency for fontconfig.
fontconfig-2.10.95-11.el7 now requires font(:lang=en)

$ repoquery --whatprovides 'font(:lang=en)' | wc -l

That's a huge list, and fonts get picked different each time.
For example, I have stix-fonts or paratype-pt-sans-caption-fonts installed on different machines.

With stix-fonts and java apps there is a known issue: bz1484079
Customers hit it after upgrade to RHEL7.4.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a fresh RHEL7.4 system
2. yum install fontconfig

Actual results:
Additional font package is pulled as a dependency, each time different.

Expected results:
I think fontconfig should depend on some particular known font, that provides font(:lang=en) and doesn't cause issues like the one in bz1484079.

Additional info:

Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2017-08-23 02:35:48 UTC
Well, fontconfig itself simply requires ANY single font package to get it working. it doesn't care what that is. in fact, that dep was added to address Bug#1403957 which was caused by fontconfig right.

The sort of this issue is a mininum requirement for certain apps but it isn't for fontconfig. this should be fixed in apps as deps or comps for that installation as desktop does.

Comment 3 Viktor Ashirov 2017-08-24 11:53:33 UTC
So what would be the next steps to address that?

Comment 4 Akira TAGOH 2017-08-24 12:13:06 UTC
add a dep of a certain font package to java or to comps for server. dunno if comps helps for upgrade though.

Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2017-10-16 07:00:40 UTC
Maybe it is better to remove the meta font dependency from fontconfig now?

subscription-manager-gui requires Canterell font now at least.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2017-10-16 07:01:10 UTC
*** Bug 1496299 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Stuart James 2018-01-30 11:46:39 UTC
Internal bug reports duplicate, useful to have public visibility.

Comment 11 Akira TAGOH 2018-06-08 10:47:24 UTC
Fixed in fontconfig-2.13.0-4.1.el7

Comment 14 Viktor Ashirov 2018-08-22 08:57:29 UTC
Build tested: fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64

# repoquery --requires fontconfig | grep font | sort -u

In the build fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64:

# repoquery --requires fontconfig | grep font | sort -u 

Indeed, dejavu-sans-fonts is pulled as a dependency:

# yum install fontconfig 
Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
This system is not registered with an entitlement server. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package fontconfig.x86_64 0:2.13.0-4.3.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: dejavu-sans-fonts for package: fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: fontpackages-filesystem for package: fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package dejavu-sans-fonts.noarch 0:2.33-6.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: dejavu-fonts-common = 2.33-6.el7 for package: dejavu-sans-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch
---> Package fontpackages-filesystem.noarch 0:1.44-8.el7 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package dejavu-fonts-common.noarch 0:2.33-6.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                      Arch        Version               Repository
 fontconfig                   x86_64      2.13.0-4.3.el7        rhel      254 k
Installing for dependencies:
 dejavu-fonts-common          noarch      2.33-6.el7            rhel       64 k
 dejavu-sans-fonts            noarch      2.33-6.el7            rhel      1.4 M
 fontpackages-filesystem      noarch      1.44-8.el7            rhel      9.9 k

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+3 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 1.7 M
Installed size: 5.9 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
(1/4): dejavu-fonts-common-2.33-6.el7.noarch.rpm           |  64 kB   00:00     
(2/4): fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64.rpm                | 254 kB   00:00     
(3/4): dejavu-sans-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch.rpm             | 1.4 MB   00:00     
(4/4): fontpackages-filesystem-1.44-8.el7.noarch.rpm       | 9.9 kB   00:00     
Total                                              7.7 MB/s | 1.7 MB  00:00     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : fontpackages-filesystem-1.44-8.el7.noarch                    1/4 
  Installing : dejavu-fonts-common-2.33-6.el7.noarch                        2/4 
  Installing : dejavu-sans-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch                          3/4 
  Installing : fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64                             4/4 
  Verifying  : dejavu-sans-fonts-2.33-6.el7.noarch                          1/4 
  Verifying  : fontconfig-2.13.0-4.3.el7.x86_64                             2/4 
  Verifying  : fontpackages-filesystem-1.44-8.el7.noarch                    3/4 
  Verifying  : dejavu-fonts-common-2.33-6.el7.noarch                        4/4 

  fontconfig.x86_64 0:2.13.0-4.3.el7                                            

Dependency Installed:
  dejavu-fonts-common.noarch 0:2.33-6.el7                                       
  dejavu-sans-fonts.noarch 0:2.33-6.el7                                         
  fontpackages-filesystem.noarch 0:1.44-8.el7                                   


Marking as VERIFIED.

Comment 21 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 10:19:48 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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