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FS#33367 - [chromium] should not depends on ttf-dejavu

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Olivier (olive) - Friday, 11 January 2013, 15:35 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Sunday, 13 January 2013, 15:07 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No

Details

Description:

ttf-dejavu is mentioned as a dependency in chromium. Obviously it needs a set a fonts to work but not precisely ttf-dejavu. It is only one of the set of fonts provided by archlinux and completely not essential to browse the web (the majority of people browsing the web do not have this font, not included by default in other OS). Firefox do have this dependency.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
24.0.1312.52-1
* config and/or log files etc.


Steps to reproduce:
This task depends upon

Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Sunday, 13 January 2013, 15:07 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Future chromium packages will depend on ttf-font instead.
Comment by Kevin (anonymous_user) - Friday, 11 January 2013, 18:09 GMT
See this related bug:

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/26012

Theres quite a few packages that need a font, but not a specific one.
Comment by Olivier (olive) - Friday, 11 January 2013, 21:17 GMT
Probably the best solution is to put a provides=(core-ttf-font) in all the ttf fonts packages and make chromium (and other software) depends on core-ttf-fonts; I think most of modern X applications are somewhat affected.

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