Bug#284844: konsole: Missing Font "Linux"
retitle 284844 konsole: please give full path to README.linux.console
severity 284844 wishlist
* Ronny Standtke [Sat, 18 Dec 2004 13:23:13 +0100]:
> > if you tried to find the mentioned file and failed, I may consider changing
> > that text by 'Please read /usr/share/doc/konsole/README.linux.console'.
> This would be a little step in the right direction.
will try to fix.
> > other than that, I'm afraid this bug should get closed.
> I see this a little bit different. The default install of Debian should not be
> in a broken state. It should "just work". Right now konsole has a broken menu
> entry. This can be fixed and I dont see a technical problem. If there is one
> please explain.
the Debian Policy, which explicitly forbids us from making a package
Depend: on a font package (rationale is that the machine may use a
font server located in another machine).
the solution to this problem is to get new users to install
Recommended packages as well, which some tools (e.g., aptitude) will
do by default. the definition for "Recommends" is:
This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.
The `Recommends' field should list packages that would be found
together with this one in all but unusual installations.
please advise new users that you personally know to use such tool. I
try to do the same myself, and other people as doing it as well. (the
fontconfig issue 'enable bitmapped fonts by default' should be, if at
all, in a separate bug report).
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