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.]
It's still not clear to me what is the correct package name to use which will provide /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf. Currently in rawhide the package is "dejavu-sans-fonts". Is this going to be the final name for this package? I'd hate to keep rebuilding this 55MB+ package just because font package names keep changing.
(In reply to comment #3)
> It's still not clear to me what is the correct package name to use which will
> provide /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf. Currently in rawhide the
> package is "dejavu-sans-fonts".
> Is this going to be the final name for this
> package? I'd hate to keep rebuilding this 55MB+ package just because font
> package names keep changing.
It's even more fun to rebuild font packages because FPC decided it wanted pretty package names and forgot to tell you before.