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Bug#509193: openoffice.org depends ttf-liberation abusively



On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 08:27:51AM +0000, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> tag 509193 - wontfix
> thanks
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 02:39:15PM +0000, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > > found 509193 1:2.4.1-4
> > > severity 509193 wishlist
> > > tag 509193 + wontfix
> > > retitle 509193 please don't depend on ttf-liberation
> > > thanks
> > > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > > > ttf-liberation fonts are really ugly (at least I think so), and I'm
> > > > totally unable to remove them _and_ keep openoffice.org because of that..
> > > 
> > > openoffice.org is just a metapackage. No harm when removing it.
> > >  
> > > > Please downgrade the dependency to a mere recommends.
> > > 
> > > No. ttf-liberation is the only alternative instead of msttcorefonts when
> > > you want not use a installer package which installs non-free fonts.
> > 
> > then depends ttf-liberation | msttcorefonts or sth.
> 
> That can be done, although I still dislike depending on something 
> which is in contrib and sole purpose is to install non-free fonts
> from M$...

well that's a valid point, I'm not sure it's valid to depend upon
msttcorefonts even as a second alternative. That's why I thought of
ttf-liberation as a recommends first. It would be pulled by apt or
aptitude, though people can remove it without removing the metapackage
that *IS* handy. THe problem with ttf-liberation is that it supersedes
msttcorefonts while it's nowhere near being a decent replacement on my
screen. It would be dead space I wouldn't care, but it actually degrades
my experience.

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·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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