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Bug#109672: debian-policy: Section "12.8.5 Packages providing fonts" point 6 is unclear.



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.5.6.0
Severity: normal

Point 6 of section "12.8.5 Packages providing fonts" reads:

  Font packages may, instead of placing files directly in the X font
  directories listed above, provide symbolic links in the font directory
  which point to the files' actual location in the filesystem.

This is confusing.  See Debian bug #107266.

This should be changed to:

  Font packages may, instead of placing files directly in the X font
  directories listed above, provide symbolic links in the
  <samp>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts</samp> directory which point to the
  directories in the filesystem which contain the fonts.

or:

  Font packages may, instead of placing files directly in the X font
  directories listed above, provide symbolic links which point to the
  files' actual locations in the filesystem in one of these directories.

or:

  Font packages may, instead of placing files directly in the X font
  directories listed above, provide symbolic links which point to the
  files' actual locations in the filesystem in one of these directories or
  symbolic links in the <samp>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts</samp> directory
  which point to the directories in the filesystem  which contain the fonts.

Which of these three options is correct depends on just what exactly
this section of policy is supposed to mean, which isn't obvious to me.

Eric


-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux ale 2.4.6 #1 SMP Thu Jul 5 14:08:45 EDT 2001 i686 unknown




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