Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50923
Shouldn't require ttfonts-ja
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:29 EDT
ghostscript requires ttfonts-ja - why? ghostscript is perfectly usable
without it if you don't ever plan to print japanese text (like maybe 90% of
I dont care if you dont want to print japanese. Ghostscript is compiled needing
those fonts. We had this discussion for 7.1, I am not changing it.
No it isn't. Try for yourself:
- rpm -e --nodeps ttfonts-ja
- print any non-Japanese document
- watch it working.
I definitely agree with Bero. Ghostscript works just fine w/o ttfonts-ja, and
now that there's a separate Japanese disc-1 there's no reason not to make a
ghostscript-ja that depends on ttfonts-ja if you absolutely feel that it's
I just did an up2date. It snarfed down the ghostscript from errata. It then
snarfed down an absofsckinglutely useless 9 megs ttfonts-ja rpm for me which I
promptly rpm'ed -e --nodeps after the ghostscript update.... It's wasting my
space, and it's wasting RH's bandwidth and my bandwidth to have this dependency
which, AFAIK, has no technical basis.
Downloading 9 megs at 56K can be soooo sloooooooooooooooooooooowwwww!
I would really appreciate to get this fixed.
*** Bug 53660 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in 6.52-1