Bug 477332 - Please convert to new font packaging guidelines
Summary: Please convert to new font packaging guidelines
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: baekmuk-ttf-fonts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caius Chance
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 481279 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F11-new-font-rules
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-12-20 17:07 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2009-01-28 21:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-28 21:35:52 UTC
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-20 17:07:01 UTC
After more than a month of consultation,
feedback and tweaking new font packaging guidelines have been approved


Package maintainers must now convert their packages in rawhide to the new templates.

The following packages have already been converted in rawhide and can
serve as examples if the templates published in the fontpackages-devel package are not clear enough:

❄ andika-fonts
❄ apanov-heuristica-fonts
❄ bitstream-vera-fonts
❄ charis-fonts
❄ dejavu-fonts
❄ ecolier-court-fonts
❄ edrip-fonts
❄ gfs-ambrosia-fonts
❄ gfs-artemisia-fonts
❄ gfs-baskerville-fonts
❄ gfs-bodoni-classic-fonts
❄ gfs-bodoni-fonts
❄ gfs-complutum-fonts
❄ gfs-didot-classic-fonts
❄ gfs-didot-fonts
❄ gfs-eustace-fonts
❄ gfs-fleischman-fonts
❄ gfs-garaldus-fonts
❄ gfs-gazis-fonts
❄ gfs-jackson-fonts
❄ gfs-neohellenic-fonts
❄ gfs-nicefore-fonts
❄ gfs-olga-fonts
❄ gfs-porson-fonts
❄ gfs-solomos-fonts
❄ gfs-theokritos-fonts
❄ stix-fonts
❄ yanone-kaffeesatz-fonts

FPC and FESCO were not consulted on splitting or renaming packages, nevertheless the new templates make it fare easier to manage subpackages, so you're strongly encouraged to split your packages along font family lines.

A mandatory rule about splitting will probably be submitted for approval before the F11 release.

Further information on fonts packaging changes will be published on fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com

Comment 1 Caius Chance 2009-01-09 00:14:58 UTC


Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-09 14:10:19 UTC
Please use the %_font_pkg macro; its an integral part of the official font packaging guidelines.

That will require you to perform the mkfontdir stuff manually and probably put the fonts.scale files in a separate subpackage. Given all the problems we have with core X fonts doing this or even dropping fonts.scale altogether for this package is not necessarily a bad thing

Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-11 15:19:05 UTC
To help packagers manage the transition to the new guidelines, we've published the following FAQ


Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-14 18:36:31 UTC
FPC approved those two additional guidelines recently, please take them into account if you need to create or update a fonts package or subpackage:

– 2009-01-14: naming

— 2009-01-06: exact splitting rules

(packagers that can drop font files and just depend on an existing font package are not impacted)

Comment 7 Nicholas Wourms 2009-01-20 16:14:49 UTC
Please update the publican package to reflect this change.

Comment 8 Caius Chance 2009-01-20 23:06:16 UTC
thanks mclasen: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=79589

Comment 10 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-22 21:44:43 UTC
Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/share/fonts/baekmuk-ttf/fonts.scale from install of baekmuk-ttf-fonts-common-2.2-16.fc11.noarch conflicts with file from package baekmuk-ttf-common-fonts-2.2-13.fc11.noarch

Your -common subpackage needs to obsolete baekmuk-ttf-common-fonts < 2.2-17

Comment 11 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-24 21:18:23 UTC
*** Bug 481279 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 12 Caius Chance 2009-01-27 00:39:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> Your -common subpackage needs to obsolete baekmuk-ttf-common-fonts < 2.2-17


Obsoletes: baekmuk-ttf-common-fonts < 2.2-17

Comment 13 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-28 21:35:52 UTC
This one seems ok in the few tests I ran, let's close

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