[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: Bug#319951: Not sure that #319951 is still here

pmaydell at chiark.greenend.org.uk pmaydell at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Sun Jul 2 10:14:35 UTC 2006

Christian Perrier wrote:
>I've just taken ttf-farsiweb over and while cleaning out the bug log,
>I went on this one.
>Actually, installing ttf-farsiweb results in:
[Use of uninitialized value in print]
>but that's all....and it seems harmless.
>I'm not sure that this is what you reported. I'm even inclined to
>think that these problems are more problems in defoma than problems
>in the package itself. Indeed the same messages show up when I
>purge/install *other* font packages such as ttf-arabeyes.

See bug 267433 (same bug in ttf-arabeyes) and bug 318854 (same bug in

The other font packages have taken the approach of removing the spaces
from the font names in the .hints file. I think you should either do
the same or find some definite defoma documentation that says it's OK
to have spaces (in which case it is a defoma bug because it doesn't
work, perhaps a bug that has been fixed in unstable?) See also bug
134593 (wishlist against defoma suggesting that it support spaces).

I think the 'uninitialized value' stuff is probably bug 325598 in
defoma, and not related.

>Could you please purge/install the package again

[As before, this is running stable on an Alpha. I get the same message on
a stable ix86 box as well, though.]

golanth:/home/pm215# dpkg --purge ttf-farsiweb
(Reading database ... 52680 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing ttf-farsiweb ...
Regenerating /etc/vfontcap... done
Purging configuration files for ttf-farsiweb ...
dpkg - warning: while removing ttf-farsiweb, directory `/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-farsiweb' not empty so not removed.
golanth:/home/pm215# apt-get install ttf-farsiweb
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/136kB of archives.
After unpacking 356kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously deselected package ttf-farsiweb.
(Reading database ... 52670 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ttf-farsiweb (from .../ttf-farsiweb_0.4-1_all.deb) ...
Setting up ttf-farsiweb (0.4-1) ...
Debian::Defoma::Id::defoma_id_register at line 60 in /var/lib/defoma/scripts/vflib2.defoma: (Nazli Bold, /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-farsiweb/nazlib.ttf, 20): Illegal argument.
Regenerating /etc/vfontcap... done


-- PMM

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