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FS#35663 - [netbeans] unnecessarily requires ttf-bitstream-vera when ttf-dejavu is installed

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by James Ravn (jsravn) - Wednesday, 05 June 2013, 18:41 GMT
Last edited by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Sunday, 09 June 2013, 18:11 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


netbeans requires ttf-bitstream-vera unnecessarily. For example, ttf-dejavu installs font conf files that provide the bitstream vera dependency.

I suggest either eliminating the dependency, or provide a selection of font packages (for example, ttf-dejavu and ttf-bitstream-vera).

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

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Closed by  Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Sunday, 09 June 2013, 18:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  The updated version should appear in [community] shortly.
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Sunday, 09 June 2013, 16:06 GMT
Hi. As far as I remember, ttf-bitstream-vera was added as a dependency to counteract a problem that appeared if no true type font was present.

Is ttf-dejavu a better choice than ttf-bistream-vera? If so, I can change the dependency, no problem.
Comment by Kevin (anonymous_user) - Sunday, 09 June 2013, 16:10 GMT
If netbeans just needs any true type font, I'd vote to change the dependency to just ttf-font.
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Sunday, 09 June 2013, 16:29 GMT
Good suggestion Kevin, updating the package.