[pkg-fgfs-crew] Bug#871481: Bug#871481: flightgear-data-base: Hard dependency on fonts-liberation

Rebecca N. Palmer rebecca_palmer at zoho.com
Tue Aug 8 18:24:53 UTC 2017

> Since having both fonts-liberation and fonts-liberation2 on
> the system may lead to undesired results
What undesired results?  There's no such bug against the font packages, 
and fonts-liberation2's README.Debian explicitly says installing both is 
supposed to be OK.

flightgear uses these fonts via a symlink 
usr/share/games/flightgear/Fonts/LiberationFonts -> 
usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation.  Hence, changing the dependency to 
fonts-liberation2 would be easy (would that be an improvement?), but 
making it ORed is harder.  Maintscript checking which of the two exists 
and linking to that one?  and maybe a dpkg file trigger 
(http://sources.debian.net/src/dpkg/1.18.18/doc/triggers.txt/) to catch 
the case of replacing fonts-liberation by fonts-liberation2 when 
flightgear is already installed?

I vaguely remember (from several upstream releases ago) that flightgear 
works (but looks wrong) without these fonts, which would allow reducing 
the dependency to a Recommends, but that would still install the 
recommended font by default even if the other was already installed.

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