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Bug#91257: re-proposing this

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 01:45:28AM -0500, Sam TH wrote:

> On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 12:46:04AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> >                 fonts shipped, such as their license information).  If one
> >                 or more of the fonts so packaged are necessary for proper
> >                 operation of the package with which they are associated the
> >                 font package may be Recommended; if the fonts merely
> >                 provide an enhancement, a Suggests relationship may be
> >                 used.  Packages must not Depend on font packages.
> Why should packages that require a particular font package for
> operation (and indeed normally require that package to be installed on
> the local system AND the remote system) not depend on their font
> packages? 
> I ask since AbiWord is exactly one such package.  

Because, as indicated elsewhere in the proposal, the fonts may be served by a
font server, and thus need not be installed locally.  A Recommends:
font-package is probably appropriate.

 - mdz

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