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Re: Font dependencies

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:25:32PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> things like that. (Also it's not clear that updating my Thai fonts or
> something should prompt recompiling Firefox...)

I would argue that the exact fonts installed are a property of my X server
setup, and should not have anything to do with the applications I install
and/or use.

Firefox or thunderbird just happen to be applications which expose the setup
problem quickly - however, that does not mean that the apps should depend
on any set of fonts. By that logic, we would need a font meta pkg and have
everything that can select fonts for display depend on it.

We should have a font meta pkg though, that installs all free fonts (assuming
fonts don't take long to build nor use any measurable amount of disk


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