Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480464
[neverball] Adapt to font package renamings
Last modified: 2009-01-29 14:11:49 EST
Notification of font package renamings
FPC unexpectedly refused to ratify a proposal that put into writing our de-facto font package naming rules for the past years, and requested naming changes. As a result many font packages have been or will be renamed soon (including recently created packages)
We have detected your package depends on such a font package. Please change your dependencies accordingly.
To ease the transition and avoid breaking F11 Alpha DejaVu has already been renamed but still declares its old names for full via rpm Provides. Those provides will be removed for Fedora 11 beta, to ensure no remaining legacy deps remains in the distribution. In the meanwhile packages depending on DejaVu full won't break and can be adapted at your leasure.
[Natural language informal translation]
In this issue you're just warned font packages you depend on have been/will be
renamed shortly, so your package dependencies will break. There is not much to do except changing your deps once that happens (dejavu has been renamed, liberation has in koji but has not hit rawhide yet, smc had been
too, and you may depend on others yet)
[Just to be 100% clear I didn't ask for this last renaming run, FPC demanded naming changes for "consistency" against my advice, I'm only the good little soldier who gets to implement their decision and be yelled at, so if you're not happy complain at them not me.]
As far as I can tell, this package already requires the correct font package name "bitstream-vera-sans-fonts". Please reopen this bug and offer an alternate font name if you believe this is incorrect.
It would be better to replace Vera with DejaVu, but I'll fight this battle another day
If you can give me the dejavu font file name I should use instead of "/usr/share/fonts/bitstream-vera/VeraBd.ttf", then I can make the change. Otherwise I'd just be blindly replacing one font with another.
/usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf in dejavu-sans-fonts
It's just replacing the "Sans Bold" in Vera by the "Sans Bold" in dejavu which is a derivative of the original Vera file. There's no magic arcane mapping involved