Bug 360811 - jomolhari-fonts is installed if Tibetan language is excluded
jomolhari-fonts is installed if Tibetan language is excluded
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-31 15:43 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2008-01-10 00:45 EST (History)
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Description John Reiser 2007-10-31 15:43:37 EDT
Description of problem: jomolhari-fonts is composed onto install media and
instaslled by default despite commenting out "## @ tibetan-support" in 

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How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. comment-out "@ tibetan-support" in /usr/share/pungi/f8-fedora.ks by inserting
a hash '#' at the beginning of the line
2. compuse install media using pungi; install with defaults
3. rpm -qa | grep jomolhari-fonts
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Expected results:
No jolmolhari-fonts because Tibetan language support was excluded explicitly.

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Comment 1 Marcin Garski 2007-10-31 16:22:52 EDT
You have excluded tibetan-support but there is still "@bhutanese-support".
jomolhari-fonts is shared between those two groups.
Try to comment out bhutanese-support too.
Comment 2 John Reiser 2007-10-31 16:59:38 EDT
Actually, I commented out every "@<language>-support" line, so I intended to
cover all those bases.  But Katz says that "base-x" demands some exotic fonts. 
Is this true?  (If so, then there really isn't much flexibility in the
"optional" @<language>-support lines.)
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-10-31 17:20:05 EDT
Exotic is in the eye of the beholder. If you want to remove every font but a
specific set, you need both to comment out language groups and explicitely
blacklist individual packages which are provided by generic groups.

Language groups do not tag everything associated with a particular language,
just everything to add for a particular language in addition to distro defaults.
Otherwise removing every group would leave you with no fonts or localizations at

Generaly speaking fine-tuning package sets requires reading the comps files
fedora uses. They reflect policy, not technical defaults and policy is very

BTW none of your bugs are related to the packages themselves, so please close
them or reassign them to the component responsible for comps (I guess it's
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2007-10-31 21:33:53 EDT
I think this is also a duplicate of bug 360861.
Though I am not sure how many Fedora users really need
a Tibetan font by default, so I concede that jomolhari-fonts may be
considered a more exotic than most of the other Asian fonts
we install now by default.

On the other hand some people might misinterpret such a change
as political, and so until we have some better guidelines
or criteria for fonts defaults I would rather keep things
as they are.
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2008-01-10 00:45:16 EST
I am going to close this for now, since our current policy is basically
to install font coverage by default for as many languages as we can.

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