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

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 26 11:41:08 UTC 2020

On 6/26/20 2:39 AM, Andreas Radke via arch-dev-public wrote:
> We have to choose if we want simple
> makedepends=('xorg-font-utils') or 
> makedepends=('xorg-mkfontscale' 'xorg-bdftopcf' 'xorg-font-util')
> Sure we can drop the meta package "xorg-font-utils" entirely but it
> simply covers all possible makedependencies to simplify packagers life.
> We should add another ToDo list to either fully remove the
> metapackage if we agree to do so or at least move it to a
> makedependency. Check all those packages that still depend on it at
> runtime probably all wrong:
> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/xorg-font-utils/

I'm not really afraid of having 3 makedepends :) so the second TODO
seems reasonable.


Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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