[arch-dev-public] Removing dependency on fontconfig/xorg-mkfontscale of font packages

Andreas Radke andyrtr at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 26 10:15:54 UTC 2020

Am Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:56:03 +0800
schrieb Felix Yan via arch-dev-public <arch-dev-public at archlinux.org>:

> I noticed that xorg-fonts-alias and xorg-fonts-encodings were still
> kept:
> https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/commit/trunk?h=packages/ttf-indic-otf&id=104e24f18c7138d6a0a260a86465375682d4edfa
> If they should be removed as well, perhaps this could also be
> mentioned in the TODO?

xorg-fonts-alias should only be required by the related
xorg-fonts-{100dpi,75dpi,cyrillic,misc} packages.

xorg-fonts-alias /usr/share/fonts/100dpi/fonts.alias
xorg-fonts-alias /usr/share/fonts/75dpi/fonts.alias
xorg-fonts-alias /usr/share/fonts/cyrillic/fonts.alias
xorg-fonts-alias /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias

Not sure about xorg-fonts-encodings. Debian packages a common
"xfonts-utils" package similar to our old transitional
"xorg-fonts-utils" package and make it depend on it. I guess these
encodings may be used more widely.

Just checking:

"Font encoding tables for libfontenc" - maybe our libfontenc should
depend on it and nothing else. That way "xorg-mkfontscale" would pull
it in at build time.

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