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Bug#365356: debian-policy: The section 11.8.5 needs some clarifications

Package: debian-policy
Severity: normal


The section about X fonts probably needs some more updates for the new 
X11R7. After reading bug#362820 I think the following changes are probably 

|  11.8.5 Packages providing fonts
|   9. fonts.alias and fonts.scale files, if needed, should be provided in the
|      directory /etc/X11/fonts/fontdir/package.extension, where fontdir is the

The directory seems to be changed. Current X11 packages (e.g. xfonts-base) install
their fonts into /etc/X11/fonts/X11R7/fontdir/package.extension

|    10.  Font packages must declare a dependency on xutils (>> 4.0.3) in

xfonts-utils is the new package name.

|  11.  Font packages that provide one or more fonts.scale files as
|       described above must invoke update-fonts-scale on each directory into
|  12.  Font packages that provide one or more fonts.alias files as
|       described above must invoke update-fonts-alias on each directory into
|  13.  Font packages must invoke update-fonts-dir on each directory into

The update-fonts-{scale,alias,dir} commands may need to be called with 
the --x11r7-layout flag to let the command know the new font directory
structure is used.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (100, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/pdksh
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=pl_PL, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL (charmap=ISO-8859-2)

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