Bug 491976 - [fonts-ISO8859-2] Please rebuild for Fedora 11 to pick up font autodeps
Summary: [fonts-ISO8859-2] Please rebuild for Fedora 11 to pick up font autodeps
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fonts-ISO8859-2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Parag Nemade
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 491510
Blocks: 225764
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-03-24 19:38 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2010-05-20 10:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: iso8859-2-fonts-1.0-24.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-20 10:06:41 UTC

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2009-03-24 19:38:51 UTC

Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-03-24 19:49:33 UTC
Due to various problems in libmagic and rpm, the new Fedora 11 font autoprovides were not working for some less common font formats (as detailed in bug #491510).

We have detected your package is affected:

repoquery -C --repoid=rawhide -f "/usr/share/fonts/*pcf.gz" -f "/usr/share/fonts/*pfa" -f "/usr/share/fonts/*ttc" --qf='%{SOURCERPM}\n'

Please rebuild your package in rawhide to have the fixed rpmbuild add the correct autoprovides to its metadata.

If you package still has not been converted to the new font packaging guidelines (bug #477044), please do the conversion first as autoprovides won't do a lot of good for packages that do not respect that.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:35:44 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 4 Parag Nemade 2009-08-05 09:13:29 UTC
Ok. So this package and bug is assigned to me now. Lets try to cleanup spec according to new fonts packaging guidelines.

   May I request you to please evaluate this package with new spec and SRPM given below?
SPEC:- http://paragn.fedorapeople.org/ISO8859-2-fonts.spec
SRPM:- http://paragn.fedorapeople.org/ISO8859-2-fonts-1.0-22.fc11.src.rpm

Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-08-09 21:35:13 UTC
Unfortunately, there is a lot more work to do to fix xorg fonts:

1. splitting by region/encoding is a deprecated practice (it only works for bitmap and type1 anyway), nowadays we split by font family. So all the xorg font packages need re-grouping of the fonts spread over many encoding packages, and separation of fonts mixed in a single package

2. as discussed recently on the fonts list nowadays our libs can handle bitmap sntf fonts just fine, so it'd probably be a good idea to consider converting to opentype bitmap fonts (saner metadata model, disk space win). A lot of the xorg bitmap fonts do not pass format sanity checks anyway right now (see the monthly audit poster on the list)

3. bdf and type one fonts need to be installed via %_font_pkg, and %_font_pkg needs at minimum the file names as argument. If you don't convert to opentype see terminus as an example of not too badly packaged legacy bitmap font

4. %_font_pkg won't let you use uppercase in the package name, since the guidelines for fonts say lowercase for everyone

So that's non-trivial and need to be coordinated across all the current xorg font packages. That being said, those packages contribute with TEX to a sizeable portion of the problems the repo audit script signals, so cleaning this up would improve our packaging state significantly

Comment 6 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-08-09 21:37:04 UTC
PS. I won't be reachable before sept 7, I fly away tomorrow in ~ 8 hours

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 13:19:27 UTC
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Comment 8 Parag Nemade 2010-05-13 05:42:01 UTC
This package needs packaging according to current packaging guidelines.

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