Re: Modular Packaging: Font Aliases
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 08:03:16AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 12:22:50AM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> > Either way, we have to decide what to do with the aliases shipped by
> > upstream. Do we ship an xfonts-aliases package that includes all the
> > aliases in font/alias? Alternately, we can copy the individual font.alias
> > files installed by the upstream alias module to their individual packages.
> > Upstream has grouped them by 100dpi, 75dpi, misc, and cyrillic, which
> > matches our own previous and current package structure currently, so there
> > shouldn't be a problem. I'd just drop them in the debian dir and install
> > them. I'm leaning towards this latter solution, although I'm not sure this
> > is the correct method. Comments?
> I think this seems the most sensible solution to me. Not sure if the debian
> dir is the right place, you could probably just provide a patch putting them
> in the right place and such, but it would be more work.
Yeah, that was basically my thinking. We can just drop in the updated
aliases whenever we want without having to muck around with a patch.
Granted, quilt makes it pretty easy to make a patch, but I don't want to
have to engage the system if I don't have to.
- David Nusinow