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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/fonts/dejavu-ttf

On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 02:04:10PM -0500, J. Lewis Muir wrote:
> On 07/25, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > Everybody else has been quiet.  I'd like to hear from others about the
> > big picture issue here.
> One more comment (sorry, this will probably muddle things): I don't
> really like it that a TrueType font package depends on anything X11;
> that's an incorrect dependency, IMO.  I don't know the ins and outs of
> all font formats, so I'm talking just about TrueType here, but if there
> are pkgsrc font packages for fonts in formats other than TrueType that
> do not have an inherent coupling with X11, I don't think they should
> depend on anything X11 either.

Well, in principle all fonts should depend on fontconfig and explicitly
call fc-cache on installation. That would essentially pull in the same
set of dependencies too. Frankly, this whole discussion is somewhat
ridiculous to me given the size of the dependencies compared to Perl


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