Bug 477460 - Please convert to new font packaging guidelines
Summary: Please convert to new font packaging guidelines
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: stellarium
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
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Assignee: Jochen Schmitt
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F11-new-font-rules
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Reported: 2008-12-21 00:40 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2009-01-04 19:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-04 19:01:35 UTC
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-21 00:40:02 UTC
This bug has been filed because we've detected your package includes one or several font files:                                                                                                                                                             repoquery -C --repoid=rawhide -f '*.ttf' -f '*.otf' -f '*.pfb' -f '*.pfa' --qf='%{SOURCERPM}\n' |sed -e 's+-[0-9.-]*\.fc[123456789]\(.*\)src.rpm++g'|sort|uniq                                                                                                                                                             Unfortunately the script does not detect symlinks to other packages, so if that's your case, you can close this bug report now.                                                                                                                                                              Otherwise, you should know that:                                                                                                                                                              - Fedora guidelines demand the packaging of fonts in a separate package or subpackage: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Avoid_bundling_of_fonts_in_other_packages                                                                                - our font packaging guidelines recently changed, and every package that ships fonts must be adapted to the new templates available in the fontpackages-devel package. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Fonts_packaging_automation_(2008-11-18) http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_fonts_policy_package http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Simple_fonts_spec_template http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fonts_spec_template_for_multiple_fonts                                                                                                                                                              Please make your package conform to the current guidelines in rawhide.                                                                                                                                                             If your package is not principaly a font package, depending on a separate font package or subpackage is the prefered solution. If your application does not use fontconfig you can always package symlinks to the files provided by the font package and installed in the correct fontconfig directories.                                                                                                                                                              It is preferred to make a font package or subpackage per font family, though it is not currently a hard guidelines requirement (it may become before Fedora 11 is released). The definition of a font family is given on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fonts_spec_template_notes/font-family                                                                                                                                                              The new templates should make the creation of font subpackages easy and safe.                                                                                                                                                              The following packages have already been converted and can serve as examples: - 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                                                                                                                                                           If you have any remaining questions about the new guidelines please ask them on fedora-fonts-list at redhat.com

Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-21 00:57:13 UTC
[Since the bot made a mess of the text here it is again in properly indented form.]

This bug has been filed because we've detected your package includes one or several font files:

repoquery -C --repoid=rawhide -f '*.ttf' -f '*.otf' -f '*.pfb' -f '*.pfa' --qf='%{SOURCERPM}\n' |sed -e 's+-[0-9.-]*\.fc[123456789]\(.*\)src.rpm++g'|sort|uniq

Unfortunately this script does not detect symlinks to other packages, so if that's your case, you can close this bug report now.

Otherwise, you should know that:

— Fedora guidelines demand the packaging of fonts in a separate package (or subpackage):
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Avoid_bundling_of_fonts_in_other_packages

— our font packaging guidelines recently changed, and every package that ships fonts must be adapted to the new templates available in the fontpackages-devel package:
  – http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Fonts_packaging_automation_(2008-11-18)
  – http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_fonts_policy_packagehttp://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Simple_fonts_spec_templatehttp://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fonts_spec_template_for_multiple_fonts

Please make your package conform to the current guidelines in rawhide (you can use the fontpackages package in F9 or F10 to test, but only submit changes to rawhide please).

If your package is not principaly a font package, depending on a separate font package or subpackage is the prefered solution. If your application does not use fontconfig you can always package symlinks to the files provided by the font package and installed in the correct fontconfig directories.

It is preferred to create a font package or subpackage per font family, though it is not currently a hard guidelines requirement (it may become before Fedora 11 is released). The definition of a font family is given on:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fonts_spec_template_notes/font-family

The new templates should make the creation of font subpackages easy and safe.

The following packages have already been converted by their packager and can serve as examples:
❄ 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

If you have any remaining questions about the new guidelines please ask them on:
fedora-fonts-list at redhat.com

Comment 2 Jochen Schmitt 2009-01-04 17:29:51 UTC
Because, it's look like, that the stellarium package will contains fontsfile for the DeJaVU-Sans and DEJAVU-SansMono files, it may be right to remove this files from the packabe and add Req. to the dejavu-fonts packages?

Comment 3 Jochen Schmitt 2009-01-04 18:00:40 UTC
I have try to create such a solution. But stellarium will starts to complaints about missing files, if the fontsfiles are not exists on /usr/share/stellarium/data.

Because the packaging policy say, that create a font subpackage make only sense, if other applications may benefits from it, I have avoid this solution, because the dejavu fonts are available for other applications as a existing package of the fedora repository.

Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-04 18:03:20 UTC
If your package only need those two dejavu families, please remove them and add deps on the corresponding dejavu packages.

(plus a set of symlinks in your package if stellarium can not find system fonts; in that case also remind upstream to add fontconfig support so you don't need to carry the symlinks forever)

Please do so in fedora-devel *only*. Be aware that the set of dejavu packages available in fedora-devel have different names and deps than in F9 and F10, so you need to reference the new names for this stuff to work (probably dejavu-fonts-sans-mono and dejavu-fonts-sans)

Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-04 18:03:49 UTC
There's no reason not to fix it, use symlinks

Comment 6 Jochen Schmitt 2009-01-04 19:01:35 UTC
Bug should be fixed at stellarium-0.10.0-2 at rawhide.


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