[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#635070: ttf-summersby: Please drop defoma support

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Jul 22 11:24:36 UTC 2011

Package: ttf-summersby
Severity: important

Your package ships a defoma hint file or depends on or uses defoma or x-ttcidfont-conf. defoma is in the process of being removed from Debian:


If you have any questions about this transition, please contact the Debian Fonts Task Force on our mailing list. We are also interested in new people if you want to help us maintain, check and discuss fonts.

pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org

To help us complete the transition from defoma to fontconfig, please remove any use of defoma or x-ttcidfont-conf from your package. Here are some things that you might want to check in your package:

If installing your package causes defoma to modify the defoma configuration file for fontconfig (/etc/fonts/conf.d/30-defoma.conf), then you need to migrate those changes to a file in the fontconfig directory /etc/fonts/conf.avail with a symlink in /etc/fonts/conf.d.

Remove any mentions of defoma, defoma-doc, psfontmgr or x-ttcidfont-conf from your debian/control file.

If you are running dh_installdefoma in your debian/rules file, simply remove that call.

If you are shipping a defoma hint file, then you will need to remove it on upgrade. You can do so by adding this snippet to your postinst, postrm and preinst maintainer scripts. You should replace $PACKAGE with the name of the package and $VERSION with the version where you are making the defoma hint conffile obsolete and removable:

if dpkg-maintscript-helper supports rm_conffile 2>/dev/null; then
  dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile /etc/defoma/hints/$PACKAGE.hints $VERSION -- "$@"

Please notice that, as part of DebConf11 work, by the Fonts team, to
get rid of defoma, an NMU fixing this is likely to be prepared in the
next days. So, please react quickly if you have any objection to this

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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