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Bug#557631: openoffice.org should recommend ttf-mscorefonts-installer (not as an alternative)


On 2009-11-23 15:35:34 +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 01:11:02PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > Recommends: openoffice.org-filter-binfilter, ttf-liberation | ttf-mscorefonts-installer
> > 
> > Due to the alternative, ttf-liberation gets installed by default, but
> > not ttf-mscorefonts-installer. However ttf-liberation is incomplete
> True. And ttf-mscorefonts-installer is a installer package to install
> non-free fonts. thus it is in contrib. Thus you can't just recommend
> it hard anyway per debian policyi 2.2.1.
> --- snip ---
> In addition, the packages in main
>     * must not require a package outside of main for compilation or execution (thus, the package must not declare a "Depends", "Recommends", or "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-main package),
> --- snip ---
> That's the reason of the alternative.

OK. Is there another way to make the user aware of the font problems?
Would a message when installing ttf-liberation or openoffice.org be a
good idea?

Vincent Lefèvre <vincent@vinc17.net> - Web: <http://www.vinc17.net/>
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